Today, as part of our ongoing campaign to help raise awareness and promote equality and respect for LGBTQ+ people, we celebrate Global Pride Day 2020.
With planned public Pride marches across the globe being cancelled due to the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Global Pride will instead be celebrating online, in the form of a free 24-hour global streamed festival.
The round-the-clock stream of music, performances and speeches will put the focus on the challenges that LGBTQ+ people face in countries across the world, some of which have escalated since the increase of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of Pride organisations across the globe have contributed towards the event, which will be delivered via a live stream by a volunteer production team, beaming the festival into millions of homes world over.
The huge event will be hosted by singer, actor, and choreographer Todrick Hall, and will feature a star-studded line-up, including Kesha, Leann Rhimes, Olivia Newton-John, Mel-C, Natasha Bedingfield, Big Freedia, Adam Lambert and actor and trans advocate Laverne Cox to name but a few. Politicians including Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar and Canadian prime Minister Justin Trudeau are also set to feature.
Organisers have also pulled together a team of international sign interpreters from twelve different countries to ensure that the event is accessible for deaf or hard of hearing people.
An estimated 300 million people across the globe are expected to be tuning in to this incredible festival, and there are plenty of ways you can enjoy the celebrations.
Click HERE to visit the website of Global Pride 2020