Virtual pride coronavirus

 

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How To Celebrate Pride Online During Coronavirus Quarantine

You can still celebrate Pride without a parade
Virtual pride coronavirus

 

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From the Olympics to high school graduations, from weddings to birthday parties, coronavirus social distancing has put many major events on hold. While many summer festivals were already postponed or canceled, a major one in June is Pride. 

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In the U.S., LGBT Pride month is celebrated each year in the month of June, which was when the pivotal 1969 Stonewall Uprising took place in New York City. Big and small cities across the country host Pride parades and other events during this month. Other major foreign cities such as London, Paris and Sao Paulo, Brazil, also host enormous pride celebrations during June. 

More than 200 Pride festivities around the world, including New York City's Pride Parade, have been canceled or postponed, but there’s still a way for members of the LGBT community and allies to celebrate. Two major international Pride networks, InterPride and the European Pride Organisers Association, are putting together an online “Global Pride” event on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

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This 24-hour live streamed event will include contributions from LGBT communities around the world, including speeches, workshops and performances. Participating in this global Pride event is just one way to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re an LGBT ally who was planning on standing alongside a friend or family member during this Pride season, there are plenty of other ways to support the LGBT people in your life.