When is London Pride 2021 and how to partake in Gay Pride 2020 online – Metro.co.uk




The parade might have passed on by this year, but Pride is far from cancelled (Picture: Getty)

London’s Pride Parade would’ve taken place today, Saturday 27 June, had it not been for coronavirus.

Still, Pride is much more than one parade – so as the event organisers and attendees look forward to the return of the parade next year, other plans have been put in place to help celebrate Pride within the LGBTQ+ community amid the pandemic.

Here’s what you need to know about when London Pride 2021 will be happening and what you can do to celebrate Pride this year from afar.

When will Pride London 2021 take place?

Pride in London’s official website simply says that the Parade will return in the summer of 2021.

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The statement online reads: ‘After careful consideration, the organisers of Pride of London have announced the annual Parade and associated events will be postponed until next year, with the intention it takes place in the summer of 2021.

‘This decision has been taken given the continued uncertainty around COVID-19 in the UK, and after engagement with agencies involved in the planning of the event, including the Greater London Authority and Westminster City Council.’

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An official date hasn’t been set yet, but it’s always a Saturday in June – which is Pride month in the UK – followed by UK Black Pride on a Sunday.

Online Pride celebrations for 2020

After postponing the event for 2020, co-chairs of the Pride Parade released a statement saying: ‘While we may not physically see each other in Trafalgar Square, Soho or Piccadilly Circus until 2021, we will continue to bring our communities together digitally via our all-year-round online guide for the capital’s LGBT+ events: Coming Out.

‘We have some fantastic things in the diary already for the next few months, and we’ll be sharing more detail on these in due course so everyone can get involved.’

A line-up of online events has been added to Pride’s Staying In (opposed to coming out, geddit) page.

These include dance workshops, fitness classes, talks, plays and more.

Another online celebration – brought to us by a coalition of UK Black Pride, Amnesty International, ParaPride and Gendered Intelligence with support from Stonewall – is Pride Inside.

Netflix is also getting involved on the action, hosting a star-studded online event on their YouTube channel.

The event will feature LGBTQ+ stars and creatives that appear in the streaming company’s original programming and beyond.

Kicking off on June 30, the broadcast will also tout a charitable component, raising funds for: The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, which works to protect and defend the human rights of Black transgender people; OutRight Action International, which fights for LGBTQ+ human rights; and the Trans Justice Funding Project, which supports justice groups run by and for trans people.

The line-up includes Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Queer Eye‘s fab five, Titus Burgess, Dolly Parton, Goldie Hawn, Normani, and Drag Race star Trixie Mattel.

Chaka Khan, Laverne Cox, Peppermint — oh my! Proud to announce the Netflix Pride Special presented by @most! Benefiting OutRight, The Marsha P Johnson Institute, and the Trans Justice Funding Project. June 30, 4pm, on Netflix YouTube. pic.twitter.com/IBTIRfoc7j

— The Most (@Most) June 23, 2020

During the stream, celebs will reflect on what Pride means to them, and in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Singer and icon Chaka Khan will close out the event with a live performance.

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