Pride Isn’t Cancelled – How You Can Celebrate From Home

Social distancing doesn’t mean the end of pride, here’s some virtual pride events you can attend from home

Usually, June is the month where everything gets a little bit more, well, rainbow. Pride is an important event for a lot of us. If you’ve recently come out, are thinking about it, or even if you’re feeling like you’re the only LGBTQ+ person you know, Pride offers a valuable chance to connect, express yourself and celebrate everything that makes humans diverse. It doesn’t look like any of the IRL Pride parades will take place this year. So, want to fly your rainbow flag from the comfort of your own home? Here are four of the best virtual pride events:

Bi-fi Festival

Streaming on Twitch, this virtual event will be a celebration of bi voices. Tune in to watch thought-provoking discussion panels and enjoy entertainment from a diverse array of performers. Then turn the volume up for a DJ’ed after party!

When: 20 June

Cost: free

Suitable for all ages: yes

Sign up to Bi-fi Festival

It Gets Better Project – A Digital Pride Experience

The It Gets Better Project, offering hope to LGBTQ+ young people with the message that, even if things are tough right now, they won’t always be, are offering a unique Pride experience. A diverse mix of genres including fitness, fashion and beauty, gaming and drag, tune in on the project’s YouTube, Twitch and Facebook platforms.

When: 24 – 26 June

Cost: free

Suitable for all ages: yes

Sign up to It Gets Better Project

Pride Inside

Not to be deterred by social distancing, Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride have teamed up to bring Pride celebrations inside this year with Pride Inside – an online series of gigs, comedy shows, panel discussions, and arts-based events.

When: 28 June – 5 July

Cost: free

Suitable for all ages: there may be some adult content but this will be announced later

Sign up to Pride Inside

Wales Pride LGBTQymru

The Wales-Wide Virtual Pride has been created to unite all the voices, stories, groups and LGBTQ+ organisations of Wales, all in one place, and all at the same time. No pandemic can stop Welsh Pride.

When: 24– 25 July

Cost: free

Suitable for all ages: yes

Sign up to Wales Pride LGBTQymru

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