Due to the effects of Covid-19, many proud events for 2020 have been canceled or significantly changed. Naturally, we are devastated that this year our world is going to be a little less colorful and Madonna is going to be a little less. However, just because we can’t travel to pride parades and celebrations, doesn’t mean we can’t fly a flag for everything that has equality, diversity and acceptance.
Pride means something different. This is the time when people, regardless of gender and sexuality. Come on in, take a look at our diversity and help increase exposure to people from all segments of the LGBTQIA + community. It is also a time when we remember those who fought, and continue to fight for LGBTQIA + rights, and called for social and political change.
Every year, pride grows all over the world. This year, it will be a different kind of celebration. However, if the LGBT Kiwi + community has proven anything over the years, it’s strength and resilience. And that nothing will stand in the way of a good party!
Current series Global Pride 2020
Pride organizations from around the world will celebrate Global Pride 2020 on June 27 under the banner of ‘Extreme Protest Rest’. 24-hour performances, speeches, and live streams from all over the world on a whole pile of rainbow-filled content.
New York: Attend BlackQuire Town Hall
NYC Pride is hosting virtual events and performances throughout the month, including black, invasive outfits, and LGBT Kiva + artists. Including
London: Celebrate two things
Forced to cancel its September Pride program, BiFide UK will instead broadcast the BiFi Festival live on June 20. The event will feature two voices, discussions and performances, as well as a live DJ after the party. (Obs)
Dublin: Log on to Digital Pride
If there is one nation that knows how to celebrate, it is the Irish. Dial Digital Pride for Dublin on June 18-28, as well as events throughout the month featuring mental health, political debates, an online breakfast with a cook and a pet parade.
Toronto: Support Stay Home Saturday
Featuring an online trans rally, dyke rally and virtual pride parade, Fakhr Toronto’s online festival kicks off the weekend June 26-28. Also, log in every week in June for East Home Saturday, which showcases and supports LGBTQIA + talent.
Berlin: Save the date for CSD
On July 25, the 42nd Christopher Street Day Berlin Pride is going digital. Expect a live stream of Berlin-style DJs, artists and political rhetoric under the slogan “Don’t hide your pride”. (Alias, don’t hold back PVC;).
Support your local drag artist
During their biggest income month (June), Drag and LGBT Kiwi + artists need your love more than ever to be able to support themselves through common sources. Support your local actors through their online shows, follow their social media activity, or buy personalized videos through cameos.
Throw away a living room party
Pride will not be the only one, it is the screaming version of ‘Ice Rain Men’, the shiny thing and the load of some baby oil. Keep a full face of this Spotify Pride classic playlist and make-up, jump on the video call and run the living room.
Contact your local government
Write to your local government representative and let them know that LGBTQIA + is important to you. Every day people are discriminated against and mistreated, and taking a personal stand goes a long way in making a collective difference.
By Corey Wa, STA Travel Marketing Executive, Melbourne.