The Best FREE Virtual Events You Can Attend to Celebrate Pride
Pride month is one of our favorite times of year.
As allies to the LGBTQ+ community, June is an especially significant time to take a stand for human rights, lend a listening ear and encourage our friends and loved ones to embrace who they are. There are also many festivals, parades and other various celebrations all over the world to bring people together and commemorate how far the community has come over time. These events are some of the most joyous, electric experiences we look forward to each year.
That said, given 2020's turn of events, Pride (among many, many other things), just isn't what it used to be. But even though we can't run through the streets and merrily hug glitter-covered strangers, the celebrations will ensue—albeit from a distance.
Keep reading for the five best virtual events you can attend to celebrate Pride—for FREE.
Mon., June 22 – Fri., June 26 @ 9 a.m.
This empowering weeklong digital convention is a who's who of successful women in the LGBTQ+ community. Everyone from Moj Mahadara, the CEO of BeautyCon, to Stephenie Landry, the Vice President of Amazon, and so many more, will speak on virtual panels about career, acceptance and more.
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HBO Human by Orientation Pride 2020
Thurs., June 18 – Sun., June 28
The premium cable giant is putting on an all-ages digital extravaganza for the books! For the next week, you can check out a dance performance by Taylor Swift's bestie Todrick Hall, break a sweat with Ryan Heffington's dance-cardio workout, laugh till you cry with comedian Cameron Esposito and take in an intimate performance by Janelle Monet. These are just a snippet of the slew of interactive events at your fingertips.
Wed., June 24 – Fri., June 26 @ 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. PST
Musicians, actors, internet celebs, fitness experts, makeup artists, drag queens and more will come together for two fun-filled days of endless activity. With our girl Rebecca Black as one of the headliners, and a hosting gig by former RuPaul's Drag Race contestant, Peppermint, this all-ages extravaganza is sure to be one heck of a time!
Every night through Pride month
Clubbing with no curfew? Sign us up! This under-the-radar, self-described "queer online dance party" gets people together from all over to dance the night away from a distance. The exclusive Zoom entry link gets dropped at given times on the group's Instagram page, so give 'em a follow and prepare to get down!
NYC Pride Black Queer Town Hall
June 19-21 @ 6:30 p.m. EST
We're absolutely devastated not to be running through the streets of Manhattan during this time, but we'll get as close as we can, thanks in part to this informative and entertaining three-day event co-hosted by GLAAD, in support of Black Lives Matter. The weekend will help educate and elevate with lively performances as well as discussions and opportunities to donate. Originally labeled "Pride 2020 Drag Fest," the event name has been changed to shift the focus on Black queer voices.
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