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Gay Pride 2020. Faced with coronavirus, LGBT pride celebrated online

Gay Pride also adapts to coronavirus. Many pride walks have had to be canceled or postponed around the world. But festivities are planned online this Saturday. A “Global Pride” promises to bring the spirit of the event to life, with a special party broadcast live on the Internet for 24 hours. The organizers, who bring together officials from several pride markets around the world, hope to bring together several hundred million people in front of their screen.

The kick-off was given at 6 a.m. London time (7 a.m. in Paris). The marathon event is presented by singer and drag queen Todrick Hall, made famous by the show American Idol. Among the headliners, pop singers Kesha and Ava Max, but also political guests like Carlos Alvarado, the president of Costa Rica, a country that has just legalized gay marriage.

Paris Pride March postponed to November 7

This forced switch to online festivities also represents an opportunity for organizers, who hope to reach a more diverse audience, in dozens of countries where homosexuality remains illegal and punishable by law.

In France, the Paris Pride March has been postponed to November 7, according to Inter-LGBT, which organizes it. But the magazine Stubborn and several associations also offer an online alternative on Saturday, entitled “Fièr.es et Têtu”. The event, which is to mix DJs and round tables, will start at 12 p.m. Paris time.

Declined in several events in multiple countries, the pride march is a manifestation of the LGBT movement intended to give more visibility to gay, lesbian, bis and trans people in their fight for equal rights.

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