How to Celebrate Pride Online


Grab your best party outfit – and your laptop – and celebrate Pride movements worldwide virtually this year. With a series of intersectional events from the global LGBTQIA community that you can attend online and on social media. From drag queens lip‑syncing on Facebook Live to a Club Quarantine dance party, here are some of the best Pride events to live stream this year.

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May 29, 2020
Two women chatting at a Copenhagen pride event
A red boat is docked in front of a line of colourful buildings in Copenhagen
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Global Pride

To help us bridge the physical distance, Global Pride has brought together InterPride, a global federation of Pride organizations, and the European Pride Organisers Association to deliver messages of hope, comfort and love. While anticipation and excitement are already shifting to Copenhagen 2021 (next year’s host for World Pride), Global Pride will live stream artistic performances and speeches for a 24–hour celebration on June 27.

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Aerial view of Toronto while the sun sets
A double decker bus drives down a Toronto street with Pride participants
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Kick off Pride Month in Toronto on June 1 with a virtual dance party hosted by Club Quarantine, who have amassed a large following on social media after hosting regular physically distant DJ sets on Zoom. Tune into the Trans Rally (June 26), the Dyke Rally (June 27) and the Toronto Pride Parade (June 28) for a chance to listen to speeches, performances, spoken word and more.

Jan Sport holding a pride flag behind her with the Empire State Building in the background
A yellow taxi on the busy streets of New York City
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New York City

Kiki in New York City at Pride 2020 Dragfest: A Weekend To Support Our Queens, a three–day digital drag festival and fundraiser that supports local performers. This year, RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favourites Jan Sport, Heidi N., Shuga Cain and Nicky Doll, and over 100 other queens, will sashay their way to NYC Pride and GLAAD’s Facebook page from June 19 to June 21.

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Waterfront view of Sydney, Australia
Two men participating in Sydney's pride parade in Australia
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Follow your pride around the world to Australia. From June 4 to 30, the Sydney Pride Festival 2020 will live stream a “Love Stream” on Facebook. This grassroots festival is a chance to bring the LGBTQIA community together online and provide support during physical distancing with inspirational talks, family–friendly story times and discussions around representation in popular culture.

Festival goers holding rainbow flags and balloons at the Montreal Pride Festival
Tree-lined residential street in Montreal
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This just announced: The Montreal Pride Festival will also take place entirely online. From August 10 to 16, festivalgoers can take part in video conferences and celebrations from home. More information will be announced in June, leaving plenty of time to plan your wardrobe and deck out your salon.