Global Pride Celebrates Virtually This Year, Watch The 24-hour Livestream ‘Global Pride 2020’ – The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted on much of the planned Pride 2020 activity and events, but organizers have found creative ways to bring the community together online.
Global Pride Celebrates Virtually This Year, Watch The 24-hour Livestream ‘Global Pride 2020’:
LGBTQ communities across the world are going virtual to keep the spirit of Pride Month alive during the pandemic.
Global Pride is a virtual alternative with a wide array of platforms organizing a 24-hour livestream LGBTQ Pride event featuring activists, community leaders, and public figures from around the world is currently underway.
Global Pride 2020’s featured performances include Pabllo Vittar, Kesha, Adam Lambert, Pussy Riot, Big Freedia, Village People, Courtney Act, Natasha Bedingfield, Betty Who, Melanie C, Max, and Calum Scott and hundreds more.
“Global Pride is being organised by a team of volunteers from Prides around the world. We’re doing this unpaid because we believe it’s important to show Pride, even when the world is facing such enormous challenges,” the organizers wrote. “We’re asking for donations towards our Pride Relief Fund, to support Prides who are affected by COVID19 and may not survive this year.”
“Global Pride is a vision. It is our movement’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. It began with a few people and grew into this unbelievable event that includes over 500 LGBTQIA+ led organisations from over 80 countries,” said J Andrew Baker of InterPride. “Nearly 40 partners have supported us to make that vision reality. Even during an economic crisis, companies and their LGBTQIA+ employees have provided much-needed resources.”
‘Global Pride 2020’ 24-Hour Livestream:
ABC 7 Chicago will air a seven-hour special program with musical performances, highlights from past parades and appearances with local celebrities and LGBTQ first responders who will share their experiences.
On Sunday, NYC Pride will host a special broadcast event featuring performances by a variety of artists, including Janelle Monáe and Deborah Cox.
San Francisco Pride is hosting an Online Celebration and Rally on Saturday and Sunday and is describing it as a weekend long tribute to LGBTQ+ luminaries and queer solidarity.
While celebrations may look different this year, there are dozens of events that had been scheduled for the coming months, but a number of them, including Sheffield, Brighton, and Leeds, have been cancelled.