Through the COVID-19 pandemic, GO Mag will be gathering the best lesbian and queer virtual events on the weekends in lieu of our regular weekend event round-ups.
The longest week ever is finally over! In addition to the usual fun queer events, we’re throwing some self-care activities in the mix, too — it’s so important right now.
Every Sunday at 4 p.m. EST, dancers Ravena and Scarlett Snow of Honey Burlesque will be joining GO Mag for some empowerment choreo on Instagram Live. Moving your body is such a great way to release heavy emotions.
Smithsonian Pride Alliance has gathered a ton of LGBTQ+ talents for a celebration on the eve of Pride month. This Sunday at 8 p.m. EST, watch the YouTube Live to enjoy appearances by Roxane Gay, Indigo Girls, Tig Notaro, Big Freedia, Cameron Esposito, and so many more.
Ya Gay Aunties Podcast
Ya Gay Aunties, a podcast from two Black queer aunties all about queer adulting, releases new episodes every Wednesday. This week’s episode includes: gems about gay marriage, meditation, Toni Morrison, and advice about how to remain friends with a couple after they break up. Tune in on Soundcloud or iTunes!
BIPOC Meditation App
Liberate is the number one meditation app for BIPOC (Black and indigenous people of color). This is an amazing resource for queer people of color who are interested in meditating more, but aren’t sure where to start or don’t feel represented in the usual wellness/meditation circles. There are tons of guided meditations available on the app, targeting everything from ancestral trauma to gratitude, all of which are from people of color.
Alli Simon, an LA-based meditation and yoga facilitator, is always a great resource for people of color, and her Instagram is full of guided meditations that are especially useful right now. They cover mindful breathing, compassion, self-love, and more.
We included Club Quarantine in a previous roundup, and they’re impressively still hosting daily online club nights every single day of quarantine. They take place every day at 9 p.m. EST, with Saturday’s starting at 4 p.m. EST. If you need to have fun and move your body as a distraction, this is always a reliable bet!