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Your 2020 Virtual Pride Guide & Ways to Donate

Angela von Detten

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride march in 1970. Although, Pride parades and local events around the world have been canceled to ensure the health and safety of communities- that doesn't mean that the celebration is over! Tons of events have moved online, including celebrations right here in Los Angeles! Here are a few digital events to check out this month, and organizations to donate to!

Los Angeles Virtual Pride Parade.


​​​​​​​Date & Time: Saturday, June 27th, at 11 p.m.

La's first ever virtual Pride parade will air as a 90-minute prime-time special on ABC7- which will also broadcast the event online here.

Guests include: Alex Newell, Amara La Negra, Bob the Drag Queen, Carson Kressley, Erika Jayne, Hayley Kiyoko, Jake Borelli, Lance Bass, Lee Daniels, Leslie Jordan, Megan Hilty, the Pussycat Dolls, and more! Can't wait!

NYC Pride Broadcast Event. ​​​​​​​


​​​​​​​Date & Time: Sunday, June 28th, at 12 p.m.


Special Pride Broadcast Event will also be featured on ABC and can be streamed online here.

This event will feature performances by Janelle Monae, Deborah Cox, Billy Porter, Luisa Sonza, and more! Expect to see appearances by Wilson Cruz, Miss Richfield 1981, Margaret Cho, and others. Grand Marshals: Dan Levy, The Ali Forney Center, Yanzi Peng, and Victoria Cruz.

Check out more info here.

Youth Pride Extravaganza ​​​​


Date & Time: Now through Monday, June 29th.

The Hetrick-Martin institute, one of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA+ youth services agency in the United States, is hosting a four-episode series called "Youth Pride Extravaganza: #ProudToBe Uniting for Queer Youth of Color."

This special event will take place on HMI

Don't miss out on the musical performances and outstanding guests!

Check out more info here.

Heart, Brain, & Courage: Impactful LBTBQIA+ Organizations to donate your time, money, or platform to:

The Trevor Project: ​​​​​


​​​​​​​A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQIA+ youth. Volunteers are trained to answer online messages or texts from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, depression, and suicide. Over the last few weeks, The Trevor Project has been supporting Black LGTBQIA+ youth in crisis expressing a wide range of emotions over the senseless and unjust violence against Black Americans.

Donate here.

Equality Federation:


Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQIA+ people. They work together on critical issues- from advocating workplace fairness and family recognition to defeating anti-transgender bathroom bans and HIV criminalization laws- that affect how LGBTQIA+ people experience the world.

Donate here.

GSLEN: Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network


Founded by a group of teachers in 1990, every day GSLEN works to ensure that LGBTQIA+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, they transform our nation's K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve!

Donate here.

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