by Julian Baet
Pride Month is a time for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come together in celebration, and also to raise awareness about current issues. Even in times of social distancing, it is still important to recognize and celebrate Pride.
Pride celebrations are unexpectedly different this year, but there are many virtual events to provide an inclusive, educated, and entertaining experience. Here are several resources for Pride events hosted in Seattle and around the world.
The iconic Seattle Pride Parade is hosting a variety of engaging, informative, and fun virtual events for anyone to enjoy. From dance parties to educational discussions, you can find all of the Seattle Pride events listed on their website.
In place of this year’s Pride Parade, Together for Pride weekend (June 26-28) takes place over the span of three days. Enjoy performances, speeches, discussions, and virtual activities. Here is the full weekend schedule.
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Programmed by the Gender Justice League, this day of celebration will feature a variety of performances from local and national talent, workshops addressing topics appropriate for all ages, youth activities, and a series of trans-themed short films.
Noon – midnight
This 12-hour livestream is packed with virtual activities for everyone! Activities include one-hour sessions dedicated for family, queer youth Pride, and preparing for Pride. You can also join the three-hour dance party from United Souls, and engage in the six hours of PrideFest including hosts, artists, and community features.
Seattle Pride will culminate over 3 days, including a mix of live and recorded sessions, ranging from 20-40 minutes.
In addition to the programs, Sunday will feature a nonprofit virtual exhibition hall and vendor virtual village. Online visitors will be able to visit a virtual version of vendor “booths” and support local artists and creators.
June 27, 5-11 p.m.
Hosted by Lambert House, this virtual event creatively brings LGBTQ+ youth and allies together via Minecraft and Discord. Youth can come together (figuratively) and play games, participate in building competitions, and engage in more special activities via Minecraft and Discord.
June 29, 5:30 p.m.
Misha Stone from the Seattle Public Library will host a discussion of the short story “The City, Born Great”. You can read it here in preparation for the event.
Month of June
This podcast is a conversation series featuring interviews with activists, educators, artists, community leaders, and more.
Join thousands of people online in a 24-hour live broadcast. Activities will include various musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists, addresses from public figures, and more.
Month of June
This is the first pride event to span over the entire month, and to be entirely virtual. Proudly Resilient was created in response to COVID-19 by Out Leadership, the oldest and largest LGBTQ+ business network.
With over 40 unique events and 60 confirmed speakers, enjoy virtual discussions and seminars covering a wide range of topics, presented by activists, community leaders, artists, business owners and much more.
The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities.