It’s PRIDE WEEKEND, which means there is definitely no shortage of things to do in queer-antine this weekend — and you can still celebrate at home, even if the parades are canceled and you’re not comfortable attending other in-person celebrations. Dress up in Pride gear and invite a few pals for a safely socially-distanced hang.
Now, onto the events.
GO Mag presents this panel discussion with moderator Jess Dunn and panelists Corey Rae, Karyn Mercedes, Alina Carson, and Robyn Levy on Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m. EST on GO’s Facebook Live! Tune in to see these queer women from across the industry discuss LGBTQ+ representation in TV shows and movies.
Toronto’s number one queer and trans inclusive bashment, Yes Yes Ya’ll, is hosting a digital Pride party that is bound to be all types of fun and full of Black joy on Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. EST. Stay tuned to Yes Yes Ya’ll’s Instagram page for the Zoom code.
Global Pride is the first event of its kind, a huge collaboration between dozens of Pride organizations worldwide who were forced to cancel their in-person marches. Hosted by Todrick Hall, the event will feature performances, celebrity appearances, and more. Even politicians like Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau are scheduled to appear. Countries from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe will all be represented — this is truly a global effort! Tune in on Saturday, June 27 on Global Pride’s website and read more about the event here.
This virtual Zoom summit will feature a range of speakers, performers, healers, and workshops on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. Presented by the Tree Femme collective, the Social Impact Center, and the Flower Daddy, the event aims to “reflect on our movement’s roots and ignite conversation for a more radical future. It’s free!
Pride was pioneered by Black and brown trans women, so take this opportunity to celebrate a recently-passed trans ancestor, Lorena Borjas. For decades, Borjas worked hard to change so many lives in the trans Latinx community in New York City. The Lorena Borjas Community Fund is hosting a virtual vigil in her honor on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. EST.
This one-of-a-kind Pride event is actually an immersive digital experience. You can create your own avatar and walk a digital rainbow runway (!!!), and there will be DJ sets, dance performances, and cultural conversations from a slew of LGBTQ+ celebs including Megan Rapinoe. There’s even a flower field where you can plant a virtual flower in a community garden. Doors open on Sunday, June 28 at 9 a.m. PST.
NYC Pride is hosting a special broadcast event in lieu of a parade, featuring performances by Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter, Deborah Cox, and more. Grand marshals include Dan Levy, the Ali Forney Center, Yanzi Peng, and Victoria Cruz. You can watch it live on ABC 7 on Sunday, June 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.
L.A. pride is also hosting its own virtual Pride parade on Saturday, June 27 at 11 p.m. PST on ABC7. There’ll be appearances by Hayley Kiyoko, Mj Rodriguez, and more, plus interviews and historical vignettes to highlight Pride’s important history in L.A.