Gay Pride Events of 2020
Gay Pride Events of 2020
June is LGBT Pride Month. Each year, the number of events celebrating the LGBTQ community seems to grow. Across the country and around the world people are advocating, honoring, and celebrating themselves, their friends and family, and our entire community.
Coronavirus = A Change in Pride Plans
Traditionally, Pride has been honored with parades, parties, festivals, and forums. These events draw hundreds and thousands of participants to the cities and towns which host them. Clearly, in the year of Covid-19, we should expect changes.
GayTravel.com, a website serving LGBTQ travelers, shared a list of Gay Pride events scheduled for 2020 Their site currently says “Due to the current COVID-19 (Corona) pandemic, most events have been postponed or canceled...please check back as we receive updates.”
If you have plans to attend a Pride celebration in June, over the summer, or even later this year, please check the specific sites for your events of interest to determine if the format has been changed or the event postponed or canceled.
A Look at Summer 2020: Some Pride Plans
A host of events have been scheduled for the Summer of 2020. Both the official recognition of June as Pride Month (based on the date of the Stonewall Riots in NYC 1969) and the fact that summertime truly is the “travel season” are why so many events are scheduled at this time.
The LGBT community has already seen the cancellation and change in format for several scheduled events. Looking forward, the trend seems to be continuing. Below we have shared some events originally planned for the summer and how they have changed.
Gay Pride Fest Denver
Scheduled for June 20th-21st, this event is now “Virtual Denver Pride”. Throughout the weekend you can view the Coors Light Virtual Denver Pride Parade, exercise while participating in a virtual 5K, and enjoy a wide range of virtual performances.
San Francisco Pride
Consistently one of the country’s largest celebrations, this year’s San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration: Generations of Hope, will be held June 27th and 28th, virtually. According to their site, the event will include a combination of live and pre-recorded segments featuring dance and drag performers, speeches, and more. The event will be broadcast and live-streamed.
Berlin Gay Pride 2020
Originally scheduled for July 24th - 26th, CSD (Christopher Street Day) Berlin will now be a virtual event held on Saturday, July 25th. A Facebook page shares information on this festival.
Carnival Provincetown 2020
This weeklong celebration consists of parties, art fairs, and parades. Always popular, over 90,000 people participate each year. According to the website PTownevents.com, Provincetown Carnival Week 2020 has been rescheduled for the year 2021.
This is only a small sampling of the Pride events scheduled for this summer. If you had travel plans, it is wise to visit the websites of those events in which you intended to participate and confirm if and how they are happening.
While it is always disappointing to not be able to experience these gatherings in person; the fact that many are being moved to virtual platforms provides us with the opportunity to share in many activities.
We can run in Denver, watch the parade in San Francisco and even join in the celebration in Berlin, just to name a few. Take some time and research all of the scheduled Pride events and track any changes in their plans. The opportunities to share and celebrate in Global Pride are considerable
Celebrate at Home
Throughout the past few months we have seen at-home celebrations for birthdays, graduations and anniversaries explode. Pride should be no different. Plan a viewing with your family for one of the virtual events, decorate your home, or maybe host a drive-by!
At Rainbow Depot, we can help make your celebration festive. Our inventory of Gay and Lesbian Pride Rainbow Flags, LGBT Pride Clothing, and Pride buttons, stickers, and more make us perfectly suited to help you prepare for your Pride celebration.
We celebrate our community throughout June and every day, all year long. We look forward to enjoying the virtual Pride celebrations around the world and continuing to offer our love, friendship, and respect to our entire community.