How Pride 2020 is Going Virtual


For the first time since its creation, the celebration of Pride Month has gone entirely virtual. While the streets would normally be filled with rainbow flags, this year, Pride has overlapped with a global pandemic, but also the global support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Amidst the protests surging across the world, it’s important to acknowledge the roots of Pride celebrations. It all began with Black and queer communities, as BIPOC trans activists like drag queens Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are remembered for their roles in the pivotal 1969 Stonewall Riots. As LGBTQ activism intersects with Black Lives Matter today, this month holds so many opportunities to celebrate alongside the community while simultaneously uplifting its diversity.

While the Pride parties and parades will be done virtually this year, there are plenty of online festivities for everyone to have some fun. Here, CR rounds up a list of ways that celebrities, activists, and organizations are taking Pride Month virtual.

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