Through the COVID-19 pandemic, GO Mag will be gathering the best queer and lesbian virtual events on the weekends in lieu of our regular weekend event round-ups.
If you’re starting to feel like queerantine is never going to end, hello, we’re right there with you. Let’s not sugarcoat it and act like this pandemic is an easy thing to live through and cope with, because it’s not!
If you want to distract yourself with a dance party or yoga flow, we’ve got you. If you want something to put on the TV while you lay down on the floor in despair, we’ve also got you. Just keep scrolling.
Gay Asstrology LGBTQueer Party: Aries Celebration
Gay Asstrology is a monthly LGBTQ+ zodiac-themed party in Los Angeles. Like many nightlife entities, they’re going virtual until the pandemic is over (because yes, it will end one day). On Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. PST or 11 p.m. EST, tune in to this Aries Celebration on their Twitch channel to watch the livestreamed DJs, and don’t forget to tip ($5 gets you a song request).
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” on Hulu
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” an exceedingly excellent lesbian movie, is on Hulu now and it is the perfect queerantine watch — so quietly moving that, after watching it, you become a little more attuned to and grateful for every little detail of your surroundings. It will make you feel all the feels. If you haven’t seen it, you must watch, it’s non-negotiable. If you have seen it, watch it again — also non-negotiable.
Brown Sugar: Yoga for Folks of Color
Craving movement and community? Brown Sugar is a yoga and mindfulness group for people of color in NYC, hosted at the Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn. It’s their sixth birthday this weekend, so they’re celebrating with a yoga practice, meditation, and discussion via Zoom on Saturday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m. EST. The class will be taught by instructor Calia Marshall.
April Queer Country Quarterly Livestream
Queer Country Quarterly, an NYC-based queer country music showcase, will be livestreaming shows from all around the country on Saturday, April 4 at 9 p.m. EST! Mery Steel from Columbus, Ohio, Andrew Sa from Chicago, and Viva from New York are among the artists featured. The livestream will be on YouTube here.
Queer Diary is a one-of-a-kind event in which LGBTQIA+ people read their literal teenage diaries out loud to a group. This time the event will be taking place via Zoom on Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. UTC+01 or 1 p.m. EST, and it sounds like the perfect thing to take your mind off of quarantine woes: “Join us in a cozy teenage dreamworld, where adult troubles melt like lemon-drops as we focus on what was obsessing us all those years (or even decades) ago.” Yes, please! You’ll receive the Zoom link after you buy a ticket, and it’s free. Whether you participate in reading your own diary or not is up to you.
Live Webcams at the Houston Zoo
Do animals know that the world is crumbling around us as we speak? They’re probably psychic, right? Either way, it’ll probably soothe you to tune into these live webcams from the Houston Zoo. Choose from the giraffe cam, the gorilla cam, the elephant cam, the rhino cam, the chimp cam, the flamingo cam, and the leafcutter ant cam. Hard decision, we know.
California Poppy Reserve Livestream
This is a livestream of the blooms at the Antelope Valley poppy reserve in California, where it is wildflower season at the moment. We can’t imagine anything more soothing to watch while you lay on the floor and feel your feelings, TBH.
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