NEW YORK — This year’s Pride won’t be the celebratory march in the streets that the world is used to, but the LGBTQ community and its allies are creating digital spaces to replace the festivities.
Heritage of Pride, the host organization of the march, cancelled the event in April when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the recall of all large event permits scheduled in June due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are several events where you can celebrate Pride for the rest of the month:
- The Rally
- Criminal Queerness Festival
- Virtual Pride 5K Art Run
- When: 6 am June 20 – 11:30 am June 28 (EDT)
- Where: Your neighborhood
- What: Runners are encouraged to complete the race in their own neighborhoods while stopping to take pleasant photos along the way. After posting a photo on Instagram and tagging @Runstreet, each person is eligible for one of the prizes.
- Registration: $10 per virtual runner
- NYC Pride 2020: On Top of the World!
- When: Sunday, June 28 6:00 – 9:00PM (EDT)
- Where: A personal online access code to the digital party will be sent directly to your email.
- What: Nightlife personalities around the world are coming together to throw a party in support of the LGBT community.
- Registration: $10-35 per ticket
- Pride and BLM Documentary
- Pose-A-Thon with the “Pose” Cast
- When: Friday, June 26 @ 10 pm (EDT)
- Where: FX (stream on FX.com, Hulu or cable)
- What: “Pose” is a show that highlights the struggles and celebrates the lives of the people in the LGBTQ community. This event will do the same in the form of stories, songs, and calls to action from the cast.
- Registration: None