June is usually marked with hundreds of events and festivals to celebrate Pride across the UK, but this year things will be a little different. Social distancing rules may prevent us from meeting in groups of larger than six, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Below, we’ve rounded up some ideas for celebrating Pride at home:
Attend a virtual Pride event
There are loads of Pride events online this month, here’s just three we’re excited for:
Pride Inside, organised by Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride starts on the 28th June and, for a whole week, will host gigs, comedy, panel discussions and more. undefined
Bi Pride, which is usually celebrated in September, will be held during Pride month this year. Tune in to Twitch on Saturday 20th June to attend Bi-Fi Festival from 5pm and listen to panel discussions and entertainment as well as a DJ’ed after party.
Global Pride 2020, a worldwide Pride event, will be streaming a 24-hour live broadcast with segments from around the world. Drag artists, queer icons and world leaders will be making appearances during the stream. Catch the action on June 27th.
Southwark LGBT Network is a volunteer-run organisation that aims to support LGBTQ+ culture and communities in the borough through advocacy, social engagement, and developing links with wider support networks to deliver at a local level.
Just Like Us(JLU) is the LGBT+ charity for young people working for a world where LGBT+ young people live awesome lives. Their mission is to empower all young people to be the champions of LGBT+ equality at school and work.
LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. They believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential.
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From artists to shop owners, supporting the community is essential. Why not look up some LGBTQIA+ businesses in your local area to show your support?
Enjoy a club night virtually
Get all your friends involved and host a virtual party! Or if creating playlists isn’t your thing, try Club Quarantine, a queer online dance party that hosts virtual dance parties every night. Follow @clubquarantine.
Take this time to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community. Read, watch or even visit from the comfort of your home. For example, tour the historic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, site of the 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement, here.
If you need support and want to speak to someone in your local community, you can call us on 02074594428, leave a voicemail message with your name and phone number, and one of our volunteers will call you back.