Taking place this weekend, Global Pride will shine a light on LGBTQIA+ community members from every continent. Organisers say it has the potential to be the largest LGBTQIA+ event ever. Follow the live broadcast on our website.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Pride organisations worldwide with hundreds of marches and events cancelled or postponed. Global Pride provides an opportunity for the LGBTQIA+ community around the world to come together and celebrate diversity and equality during these challenging times. We have long known the power of motivation in setting up an event. Challenge met in less than 3 months! Todrick Hall will be our host this weekend.
Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels by Todrick Hall
Over 500 Pride and LGBTQIA+ community organisations from 91 countries contributed more than 1.500 films to the Global Pride project. All continents will be worthily represented. The 24-hour show will also feature a surprising contribution from Antarctica.
A team of more than 50 volunteer curators, editors and producers have spent hours reviewing, preparing and editing the content ready for the broadcast on Saturday 27 June. They are part of a larger volunteer team of around 100 people from 24 countries, drawn mainly from Pride organisations around the world, led by European Pride Organisers Association and InterPride.
“I remember the first conversation we had about this project, and how so many people thought it would be an impossible task to deliver, especially in less than three months,” said Steve Taylor of European Pride Organisers Association. “But yet again the grit and determination of the LGBTQIA+ community has ensured we will have an historic, ground-breaking show that will bring our community together in these trying times. Global Pride is our time to shine, our time to show the enormous and beautiful diversity of LGBTQIA+ people in every corner of the world.”
The show will start at 07:00 in the morning (Brussels Time, GMT+2) with productions from Oceania and Asia. Hours 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the broadcast will concern more particularly Europe with speeches of local personalities, public addresses of politicians and performances of artists from these countries. So be there from 18:00 (CEST).
For example, Femke Halsema, the mayor of the very openminded Amsterdam will speak for the Netherlands. We will also hear the only openly transgender person elected to a parliament in Europe, Vladimir Luxuria in Italia. Representing Belgium, we will find Lola McQueen. The deaf drag queen will perform one of the title that revealed her on the TV show Belgium’s got Talent on Flemish television. Among the international artists expected, George Michael, Conchita Wurst or Village People.
This is me by Lola McQueen – Belgium’s got Talent 2019
Donate to the Global Pride Relief Fund to support Pride organizations around the world that have lost and are losing important financial resources due to Covid-19 and to empower LGBTQIA+ groups and activists worldwide, especially in the most disadvantaged territories of the world. It’s a nice way to encourage the Pride movement to join forces fighting racism and systemic oppression in our societies.
Find the live broadcast here. It will also be available on our Facebook page.