To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first gay pride March that was held in 1970 in the United Kingdom, the LGBTQ community took many events online in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. Some activists took on the streets to celebrate the day but most of the events were marked online under the global banner ‘Pride 2020’.
London Pride has always been one of the biggest events of the Gay pride calendar but couldn’t take place this year, due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Despite the pandemic, there were various events that were taking place online with the slogan ‘Postponed, but still united’.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan took to twitter and said that in London you are free to love and be who you want to be, he further added that even if the celebrations this year are different, there are more important than ever.
𝕙𝕖’𝕤 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖, 𝕙𝕖 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕤, 𝕪𝕖𝕥 𝕙𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕝𝕠𝕧’𝕕 Shakespeare with a twist #pride#gay#gaypride#pridemonth pic.twitter.com/k7FUk2bccX
— Drakey (@ThatDancerDrake) June 26, 2020
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Here in London, you are free to be who you want to be, and love who you want to love.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 27, 2020
The zest and fervent of the pride month was no different in India, where the Noida Metro Rail Corporation(NMRC) has decided to dedicate its one of the metro stations to the transgender community, with this the NMRC aims to uplift and connect the community with the mainstream society.
— Global Pride 2020 (@GlobalPride2020) June 28, 2020