Pride is the one annual occasion where members of the LGBTQIA+ community come together in unity and solidarity, and June to August are seen as the traditional LGBTIQ+ Pride season globally. For millions of people around the world, this is one event where they feel a sense of belonging, connection, and love.
The dreadful coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the postponement and cancellation of countless Pride events globally, and even here in Mzansi we’ve seen a number of events rescheduled. The challenge around the coronavirus crisis means that most planned Prides will not take place and that the LGBTQIA+ community will not be able to come together as a united front.
Don’t despair though – a Global Pride is set to take place this Saturday, 27 June! According to the organisers, the event will be streamed online, and you can join from the comfort of your home to watch musical performances, speeches and addresses from human rights activists on the day. This will avoid the challenge of people coming together in their thousands, and with the online platform everyone can participate!
You can sign up for the event on the Global Pride website. It starts 7 AM sharp in South Africa! https://www.globalpride2020.org/
Check out our previous blog on gay Pride and its history in South Africa here: https://www.alluresensuality.co.za/june-is-pride-month/
From all of us at Allure Sensuality Emporium, we wish you a colourful, happy Pride!