Your Trusted Guide to Virtual Pride

Watch from your couch, watch on the go—just watch!

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For the first time in its 50-year history, New York City (ground zero for the fight for LGBTQ equality) and many others globally will not have their annual Pride celebrations. Instead, they will host virtual festivities due to restrictions on public gatherings in light of the coronavirus disease pandemic. Interpride, the organization that connects over 356 Pride organizations in 56 countries, has also coordinated a 24-hour livestream event. Dubbed Global Pride, it will feature performances and speeches from Prides across the world.

We’ve assembled our picks of the Pride celebrations over the next few days you simply can’t miss. All events will be streamed online and or broadcasted on television for worldwide viewing. Included among these events are: performances, public addresses, panel discussions, and even a live protest that you can watch. While the programming may vary, they all honor past and present LGBTQ luminaries in the fight for equality and recognize that the work isn’t done. Wherever you are, Freshfruit has made it very easy for you to join in on the festivities. Add an event to your calendar, sit back, click and enjoy.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
NYC Pride Human Rights Conference

Photo: NYC Pride 2020

Panel: Daniel Reyes, Mitchell Kuga, Ashlee Marie Preston, Jonathan Van Ness, and more.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-pride-2020-human-rights-conference-tickets-106137959494

When: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm EDT, 6:30am – 3:30pm PDT

Where: Livestream on Facebook, YouTube @NYCPride

It Gets Better: A Digital Pride Experience

Photo: It Gets Better Project

Headlining: Rebecca Black, Crystal Methyd, Louie Castro, Jujubee, Caleb Marshall, Benji Krol and more.

When: Wednesday, June 24 – Friday, June 26, 2020

Time: 5pm – 10pm EDT, 2pm – 7pm PDT

Where: Livestream on It Gets Better Project YouTube, Twitch and Facebook

Can’t Cancel Pride: A COVID-19 Relief Benefit for the LGBTQ+ Community

Photo: iHeartRadio

Host: Z100’s Elvis Duran and Laverne Cox.

Headlining: Adam Lambert, Big Freedia, Billy Porter, Katy Perry, Kim Petras, Melissa Etheridge, Sia, Ricky Martin, and more.

When: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time: 9pm EDT, 6pm PDT

Where: Livestream on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and PrideRadio.com

Friday, June 26, 2020
Global Pride 2020

Photo: Global Pride 2020

Host: Todrick Hall

Headlining: Pabllo Vittar, Kristine W, Ava Max, Olivia Newton John, Deborah Cox, Dixie Chicks, Bright Light Bright Light, Courtney Act, Steve Grand, Thelma Houston, Rachel Sage, and others.

Register: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541515102674768/

When: Friday, June 26 – Saturday, 27, 2020 (based on time zone)

Time: Check your time zone

Where: Livestream on globalpride2020.org, Todrick Hall’s YouTube Channel, and iHeartRadio’s YouTube Channel

NYC Pride presents The Rally

Photo: NYC Pride 2020

Host: Trans journalist Ashlee Marie Preston and trans actor Brian Michael Smith.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-nyc-pride-rally-tickets-106145760828

When: Friday, June 26, 2020

Time: 5pm – 8pm EDT, 2pm – 5pm PDT

Where: Livestream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube @NYCPride

Pose-A-Thon with “Pose” Cast

Photo: FX Networks

Host: Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.

Headlining: GLSEN, The Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund join forces for a one-hour virtual event, featuring the cast of POSE that includes Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Angel Bismark Curiel, Sandra Bernhard, Dyllón Burnside, Steven Canals, Dominique Jackson, Jeremy McClain, Janet Mock, Indya Moore, Our Lady J, Jason Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Charlayne Woodard, and Patti LuPone.

When: Friday, June 26, 2020

Time: 10pm EDT, 7pm PDT

Where: FX and Freeform

Saturday June 27, 2020
LA Pride 50th Anniversary Celebration

Photo: ABC7 Los Angeles

Host: ABC7 Eyewitness News anchors Ellen Leyva and Brandi Hitt, with special guest host, actress Raven-Symoné, and correspondent Karl Schmid.

Headlining: Mj Rodriguez, Sandra Bernhard, Cheryl Burke, Leslie Jordan, Alex Newell and Neve Campbell. Musical performances include artists: Ana Barbara, Megan Hilty, Jordy, Shea Diamond and Justin Tranter, Trixie Mattel, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.

When: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Time: 11pm – 2am EDT, 8pm – 11pm PDT

Where: Livestream on ABC7’s connected Apps and Hulu

San Francisco Pride

Photo: San Francisco Pride 2020

Host: Honey Mahogany, Sister Roma, Per Sia and Yves Saint Croissant.

Headlining: Main Stage: Big Freedia, Thelma Houston, Betty Who, David Hernandez, Dorian Electra, Kidd Kenn, and Urias. The Soul of Pride Stage: D’Wayne Patrice Wiggins. The Women’s Stage: DJ Page Hodel, Christie James, Olga T, Alex D, and Rockaway. The Don Julio Latin Stage: Ana Barbara, Amara La Negra, Los Horoscopos De Durango, and more.

When: Saturday, June 27 – Sunday, 28, 2020

Time: 5pm – 10pm EDT, 2pm – 7pm PDT

Where: Livestream on sfpride.org

Sunday, June 28, 2020
NYC Pride Special Broadcast

Photo: ABC7 New York

Host: WABC’s Ken Rosato and Lauren Glassberg, along with guest co-host Carson Kressley, and correspondents Sam Champion and Kemberly Richardson.

Headlining: Janelle Monáe, Deborah Cox, Billy Porter, Luísa Sonza, and Rufus Wainwright. As well, there will be special appearances by MJ Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Wilson Cruz, Kelly & Ryan, Margaret Cho, Miss Richfield 1981, and others.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Time: 12pm – 2pm EDT, 9am – 11am PDT

Where: Livestream on ABC Live and ABC TV (check your local TV listing)

Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality

Photo: Queer Liberation March 2019 © Leandro Justen

Live Protest: Reclaim Pride Coalition will have its second annual Queer Liberation March — the Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality. Marchers are expected to social distance and wear face masks to protect against COVID-19. The organizer will have a limited supply of masks and hand sanitizers.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Time: Gather at 12:45pm EDT and leave at 1pm EDT

Where: Foley Square on Center Street, New York; Livestream on Facebook and Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and reclaimpridenyc.org

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