What's On For Pride 2020

Pride 2020 moves towards the future with digital and virtual happenings, but returns to its roots as a riotous movement
What is Pride -- a concept and word defined by love, unity, dignity and worth -- if it is not inclusive? Amidst a global pandemic and revolution for racial equality with the Black Lives Matter movement, we must return to Pride’s origins as a grassroots riot. In lieu of the regular parties, parades and happenings, we've compiled a group of events, both IRL and virtual, to amplify and support all members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly our Black trans family members. Please see below for virtual events, stories, resources, protests, rallies, and calls to action to address this crisis of erasure while demanding justice for Black trans lives. 


The Art of Walking Face | 6PM ET
Join the LOFT LGBT Community Center for a virtual workshop on the elements of face and learn what it takes to be legendary in the balls. House Mother Angel Rose Garçon and Legendary Emery Garçon will discuss how they started walking face and their experience walking balls across the country. A moderated Q&A with the artists will follow the program.

It Gets Better: A Digital Pride Experience | 2PM PT
It Gets Better kicks off their digital Pride weekend, hosted by Peppermint, which will include dance and fitness workshops, cosplay tutorials, author readings, and ending on Friday 6/26 with drag shows from Crystal Methyd, Jujubee, Chelsea Piers, and House of Lanvin.


The McCarren March
Brooklyn | 7:30PM ET
Peaceful protest through Brooklyn in support of Black communities, the fight against injustice, systemic racism and police brutality.

Salacia | 8PM ET hosts the online premiere of Tourmaline’s film, Salacia, starring Rowin Amone, and produced by Keanu Reeves. The film is the story of Mary Jones, a Black trans woman and sex worker who lived in SoHo in the 1830s.


Bushwig: Queens + Queers On Bikes 
Brooklyn | 5:30PM ET
A bike ride in solidarity with Black Lives Matter ending with a dance party in McCarren Park. Bring wigs, noise, and a mask. 

The Sound of New York | 3PM ET
Over 50 NYC DJs, artists, and musicians, including Occupy the Disco, Papi Juice, BUBBLE_T, and Kim Ann Foxman, come together to stream 56+ hours of music, with all donations and ticketing fees benefiting The Okra Project, Black Trans Travel Fund, For the Gworls, Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, Trans Women of Color Survival Fund, and G.L.I.T.S.

NYC Pride Virtual Rally | 5PM ET
Streamed simultaneously on Facebook and YouTube, the event will be hosted by ​Ashlee Marie Preston​ and ​Brian Michael Smith​. ​Speakers include ​Ceyenne Doroshow​, Annie Segarra​, ​Edafe Okporo​, ​Leandro E. Rodriguez Ramos​ and more.

Wynwood Pride: Remixed and Reloaded  | 8PM ET
Miami’s Wynwood Pride Online closes out the month with DJ sets, drag performances and surprise guests. All donations benefiting the Bail Project, Equal Justice Initiative, Impact Justice, and Contigo Fund. 


Black Trans Lives Matter Peaceful Protest
London | 2PM GT
March from Wellington Arch at 2PM to a static protest outside Downing Street at 3PM. Wear a mask, wear flowers, bring flowers. 

Bustin’ Out: Party Against The Prison Industrial Complex! | 5PM PT
Presented online by TGIJP and Black Futures Lab, hosted by Janet Mock, with screenings of Femme Queen Chronicles and Happy Birthday Marsha, followed by a Q&A with Ahya Simone and Bré Rivera.

Global Pride 2020 | ALL DAY
Pride organizations from across the world will celebrate online over 24 hours with musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures, from Olivia Newton-John to Courtney Act to Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 

LA Virtual Pride | 8PM PT
The event will be hosted by ABC7 Eyewitness News anchors Ellen Leyva and Brandi Hitt, with special guest host, Raven-Symoné, and correspondent Karl Schmid. There will be special appearances and performances including Alex Newell, Bob the Drag Queen, Leslie Jordan, Shea Diamond, and The Pussycat Dolls. 


Queer Liberation March
Manhattan | 1PM ET
Reclaim Pride Coalition will be in the streets of Manhattan for its second annual Queer Liberation March — the Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality. Marchers will gather at 12:45PM at Foley Square on Centre St and step off at 1PM sharp. 


Hetrick-Martin Insitute: Youth Pride Extravaganza | 7PM ET
HMI concludes their four-part digital Pride series with performances and special appearances, including Big Freedia, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Miss J. Alexander, and DJ Jazzy Joyce. 

Race Chaser Presents: Spelling is F-u-n-d-amental  | 6PM PT
A drag queen spelling bee competition benefitting Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society (G.L.I.T.S). Join Alaska and Willam as they go round after round, with special guests, gags, surprises, and plenty of shouting and screaming!

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