Pride parades nationwide and around the globe have been canceled. Major US cities, including New York (read here about Pride parade cancellation), San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and many more, will be dressed in the rainbow. But not this year. It would be, however, unthinkable for the LGBTQ community not to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising. This epic event opened a new page in LGBTQ community history. Not surprisingly, the LGBTQ community came up with an idea to go viral online and arrange a virtual space for celebration to bring all the community members together.
The event will be broadcasted on June 28, 2020, from 12-2 p.m. EST. Dozens of celebs have already signed up for participation. “NYC Pride is a special place for so many. I couldn’t imagine a year without celebrating with the fabulous LBGTQ people in New York. When I was asked to join this special broadcast event with my friends at WABC, it was a no brainer,” shares Carson Kressley, who will serve as a special guest host. Aside from celebrating diversity, the event will feature health care workers and first responders battling coronavirus at the front line. With LGBTQ people being among the most vulnerable categories affected by COVID-19 (link), it is especially important to stay together and support each other during these unprecedented times.
On top of that, several celebs will also be featured as Grand Marshals, including Levy, Victoria Cruz, transgender civil rights advocate, and The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization serving homeless queer youth. Special performances are also expected. Monáe, Porter, Deborah Cox, Luisa Sonza, Wilson Cruz, drag performer Miss Richfield 1981, and other surprise guests will entertain the viewers. Put it in your calendar and join us to share festive spirits.