As many states are beginning to reopen after weeks and months of stay-at-home advisories due to the coronavirus, many events that were scheduled to take place during the summer and upcoming fall were and remain canceled as of today. Among these events is the LGBTQ Pride Month parade that was planned for June of this year.
Pride Month, which usually sees several planned parades, marches, and festivals all around the globe provides a safe space for thousands of individuals within the LGBTQ community and their allies to embrace and celebrate different identities. The Coronavirus has shifted many of our lives in the past few months, more than we could ever anticipate. While we cannot celebrate Pride Month in the way we usually would, we want all LGBTQ+ individuals to know that we are with you not only this month but every month throughout the year. As many groups around the country are now targeted more than ever before, it is more important than ever to stand proudly together and to support and uplift each other.
While Pride Month usually consists of planned in-person gatherings and events, this year we will see a shift with organized virtual Pride events offering a new way to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Thanks to many brilliant and visionary minds the LGBTQ+ community will be able to connect to celebrate their resilience, diversity, and history.
Boston Pride has organized a series of virtual events for the month of June to commemorate 50 years of Pride in Boston, support the LGBTQ community, and to celebrate LGBTQ culture. Events range from panel discussions, to cooking classes, to dance lessons. Key events for Boston Pride include:
Cincinnati's Black Pride celebration has announced a diverse slate of online events, including the third year of the Black Alphabet Film Festival. This features work by and documenting the diversity of the Black LGBTQ+ experience, taking place on June 25. The Vizazi Torch Awards, which honor Cincinnati residents working to improve the lives of queer and trans Black people in the city, will be held digitally on June 26. There will also be virtual parties all weekend long, with DJs spinning everything from underground house to '60s classics and African dance music. For more information, please contact Tim West at (513) 818-9596 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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