So many important events from graduations to weddings have been canceled or postponed this year but that’s not going to stop us from celebrating Pride 2020. Pride Month marks the historic 1969 Stonewall uprising and is a colorful and exciting celebration of and for the LGBTQ+ community.
Though we’re bummed we won’t get to watch the iconic parade near our offices in downtown Indy this year, we’re pumped to take part in the festivities slated to pop off online and see the ways tech is keeping this event and so many alive right now. Thanks to the power of technology, we can all log on to honor the LGBTQ+ community through virtual events. Here’s how you can celebrate Pride Month online.
Many city-wide celebrations are being held online this year due to social distancing efforts. In Indiana, for example, events will be held virtually on June 20 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Indy Pride has yet to announce what events will take place virtually, but event-goers can keep watch on their Facebook page for more information. Check out your city’s official website for more information on events happening on a laptop screen near you.
Due to over 200 Pride festivals canceled or postponed this year, InterPride, the European Pride Organisers Association, and several national Pride networks in various countries united to create Global Pride 2020. The event will be held on June 27 and feature a mix of speeches, films, performances, and calls to action to support the LGBTQ+ community. RSVP to Global Pride 2020 on Facebook and stay tuned to the page for speaker announcements and further details.
Pride on Social Media
If you’ve RSVPed to all the virtual Pride events and are looking for even more ways to participate, deck out your social media accounts to let your friends and followers know you’re celebrating. Facebook has a plethora of Pride profile photo frames to try out. You can find several from Indy Pride by typing “Indy Pride” into the search tool. Follow hashtags on Twitter and Instagram (like #LoveWins, #PeopleofPride, and #Pride2020, to name a few) and subscribe to LGBTQ+ activists and tastemakers for fresh queer-centered content all month long.
You can also use your cash to support the work of queer artists and shop from LGBTQ-owned businesses. Use this list from Reviewed as a starting point as you consider which brands you’d like to support during Pride 2020 and beyond.
What Pride Month events are you most excited about? Let us know on Twitter how you plan to celebrate!