The last two weeks have seen a renewed surge in the global fight against racism, sparked by the US protests following the killing of George Floyd. The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired mass marches, powerful art and even the toppling of statues. Now the Global Pride event scheduled for this month has announced that its 24-hour live stream on June 27 will work with Black Lives Matter to amplify Black voices across the world. ‘All Black Lives Matter,’ said organising committee member Natalie Thompson.
The all-day live stream of performances, talks, films and messages of support will be hosted on YouTube by choreographer and viral star Todrick Hall, as well as via iHeartRadio’s YouTube channel and the Global Pride website. Trans icon Laverne Cox also joins the line-up of artists and political figures, alongside US presidential candidate Joe Biden, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London.
Time Out is an official media partner for the event, and is running a month-long Pride Worldwide campaign in the run-up to June 27.
The Global Pride event was announced in April after the cancellation of Pride marches in cities around the world, including the fiftieth anniversaries of Pride in San Francisco and Los Angeles. A global network of Pride organisations is going online for a worldwide celebration of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. Millions of people are expected to join the event from home, with subtitles provided in multiple languages.
All speakers and artists have donated their time, and any funds raised by Global Pride will be distributed to Pride organisations facing financial trouble.
Here’s the full Global Pride line-up, including today’s additions.
Artists and performers
Bright Light Bright Light
Public and political figures
Ann Linde, foreign minister of Sweden
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president of Costa Rica
Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway
Guðni Jóhannesson, president of Iceland
Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for equality
Joe Biden, former vice-president of the USA
Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada
Leo Varadkar, taoiseach of Ireland
Manvendra Singh Gohil, prince of Rajpipla, India
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London
Victor Madrigal-Borloz, independent expert on LGBTQ+ rightsfor the UN
Xavier Bettel, prime minister of Luxembourg
The full schedule will be announced in the week leading up to the event.
Watch Global Pride online via www.globalpride2020.org and YouTube on Saturday 27 June.
Read more about Time Out’s Pride Worldwide campaign.