Prides come together to organise Global Pride amid COVID-19 cancellations

APN Global Pride 2020 Pride organisations around the world have come together to organise a Global Pride event on Saturday 27 June 2020 in response to the hundreds of Pride celebrations that have been cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Pride will use online platforms to deliver a Pride in which everyone can participate, wherever they are in the world. It will include musical performances, speeches, and key messages from human rights activists. The event will be live-streamed, and people will be invited to join in the event from home.

InterPride is working with the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) and other national organizations in Canada, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and regional networks in southern Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America, to bring communities and Pride organisations together for this Global Pride event.

“We need community and connection more than ever,” said J. Andrew Baker, Co-President of InterPride. “This gives us an opportunity to both connect and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community’s resilience in the face of this pandemic and the true spirit of Pride.”

“Pride 2020 represents a milestone for Pride events, with many honoring the 50th anniversary of their first gatherings and marches, such as New York to the first Gandhinagar Pride this year, and we would not let that pass without recognition and celebration,” said Mr Baker.

Pride organisations from around the world are encouraged to participate. Prides can express interest in participating by completing the form here! For more information about InterPride, visit: www.interpride.org for details.

Image: Global Pride 2020 – courtesy of InterPride

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