June 10, 2020 / Culture , Events

5 Virtual LGBTQ+ Pride Events Around The Globe

This June should see the streets of Dublin flooded with colour for the annual Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival – culminating in a day of street parties open-air gigs, of course, a parade through the streets of Dublin. Initially started as a protest to rally for acceptance and equality for the LGBTQ+ community, now the event is an inclusive celebration of love and diversity.

There has been a large scale Pride march every year in Dublin since 1983, but with the COVID-19 pandemic leading to cancellations of major events around the world, the global LGBTQ+ community has rallied together to ensure that pride flags will still fly this June, albeit virtually. 

Dublin Pride – June 6th to June 28th

Thanks to the wonderful Dublin Pride community and partners, there is no shortage of ways to get involved this June. During the month, there will be a number of events to take part in, including, free mental and physical health webinars, discussion panels, virtual theatre performances, and more!

On Sunday, 28th, the people of Dublin will see the city skyline light up, with pride flags flying high, to celebrate the first fully interactive Virtual Pride Parade. Paul Ryder and Eddie McGuinness will be hosting the Interactive Parade, which brings a combination of live submissions from LGBT+ partners and from the public! 

That same evening, the Pride Concert will kick-off. A virtual stage will showcase a mix of both live and pre-recorded messages and performances from a number of talented artists. If it’s a party you’re looking for then get involved, and follow this link to register!

You can check out the complete list of events here.

Global Pride – June 27th

A first of its kind, Global Pride 2020, is set to bring people together from across the globe to celebrate the LGTBI+ community virtually! On Saturday, June 27th, there will an array of celebrations. From musical performances to speeches from activists, campaigners, and public figures streamed across the internet to acknowledge, represent, and celebrate the beautiful community for 24 hours!

Click here to find out more!

NYC Pride 2020 Drag Fest

NYC Pride will be hosting a 3-day virtual Drag Fest this year. Across the 3 days, over 100 performers will be streamed across the NYC Pride and GLAAD Facebook pages from 6:30-8 pm EST from June 19th – 21st. If this sounds like your cup of tea, forget the time difference and get celebrating!

More information for Drag Fest can be found here!

Date in a Dash – London

If you’re looking to spend a little cash, Pride in London is joining forces with Date in a Dash this year. From £3, you can get yourself a virtual date, so make your 4-minute online, speed, blind date count. The events are for all sexualities and genders!

Get your best pick-up lines at the ready!

Online Painting Party

PopUp Painting Party, a British company will be hosting a fully interactive paint party for £14.99. You’ll be guided through your own recreation of a classic Banksy piece with an art instructor – all you need are the basic paint supplies.