Pride for All, PinkNews global digital Pride event and Virtual March, launches on the 4thJune! The 4-day digital extravaganza will bring the LGBT+ community and its alliestogether through a range of interactive and original content including panel discussions,Q&As with celebrities, influencers and activists, music sessions, drag makeup tutorialsand lots more!
Pride for Alls free programming will run from Thursday, 4th June to Sunday, 7th June2020, across the PinkNews website and will be live streamed to Twitter and Instagram.The live programming kicks off at 10am on 4th June. Guests and content includes TheGreat Pride for All Bake Off with 2019 Great British Bake Off winner David Atherton andfan favourite Chuen-Yan, Demi Sims from The Only Way Is Essex chatting to fans onInstagram Live, a Q&A with US star of stage and screen Noah Galvin (Booksmart andDear Evan Hansen, Broadway), RuPauls Drag Race UK alum Divina de Campo andSum Ting Wong, live DJ sessions including Ibiza Glitterbox DJ Raven Mandella andmusic from Andy Allo, Saara Aalto, Joe McElderry and much more!Alongside the live content, there are Happy Pride and History of Pride messages fromglobal politicians including the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Labour Leader Sir KeirStarmer MP, Penny Mordaunt MP, Michael Cashman, Baroness Barker and the LordMayor of Sydney Clover Moore.Pride month is renowned for its protests and marches that happen across the globe inorder to drive positive change and unite the community. Pride for All is recreating thisinitiative online with a Virtual Pride March, PinkNews style! The march will begin on 4thJune and run throughout the whole month. To join the Virtual Pride March people justneed to head over to the Pride for All events page and create their Pride Persona, thinkavatar but with a lot more sass! Marchers will also have an opportunity to win prizes byfinding historical LGBT+ activists that will be hidden amongst the parade.Pride for All will raise funds for PinkNews charity partner, the Kaleidoscope Trust. Overthe course of the online festival and for all of June, there will be opportunities to donatemoney to the charity so they can continue to campaign for the human rights of LGBT+ people in countries where they face persecution or discrimination because of who theyare or who they love. The silent auction features a limited edition artwork kindly donatedby British photographer Rankin from his acclaimed 2018 Pride series, Glitterbomb.
The PinkNews team has also designed (and modelled) an exclusive Pride for Allcollection of head-turning rainbow t-shirts and hats that are available to buy at thePinkNews.Shop. 10% of all profits will be donated to the Kaleidoscope Trust. Yourreaders can also enjoy a 10% discount using the code PRIDEFORALL2020
Chief Executive of PinkNews, Benjamin Cohen, says:With PinkNews reaching up to 50 million people every month with a diverse and globalreadership that reflects our community, we are uniquely placed to deliver Pride for All.Our goal was to stage a global, inclusive Pride that reflects the experiences of as manyLGBT+ people as possible. We hope Pride for All will unite the community and continueto inspire positive change.
We are delighted to host such a diverse group of talent, politicians, activists andinfluencers to join us for Pride for All, who are coming together to celebrate and protest for our community
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, said:”As a global community, we are facing challenging times. As Pride celebrations becomeincreasingly unsafe, LGBT+ people around the world, particularly in countries thatcriminalise homosexuality, are seeing their few opportunities to celebrate theircommunity fall away.We are thrilled to be partnering with PinkNews on #PrideForAll, and that the proceedsof the fundraising activity will help us support our global LGBT+ community in a time ofsuch uncertainty.
Pride is not just an event, it’s a feeling, and we are delighted to have the opportunitythrough this initiative to make sure that everybody across the globe, no matter howisolated they may be, is able to feel proud of who they are”