COVID-19 might have caused cancellations, but that’s not stopping the world’s LGBTIQ community coming together for a virtual party this weekend with the Global Pride 24-hour online broadcast.
For the first time over 500 organisations across 91 countries will come together to stream events and performances to an expected audience of 70 million.
This truly unifying worldwide event will shine a spotlight on LGBTIQ community members from every continent. Almost all countries in Asia are included, as well as more than 40 contributions from Africa and a number of countries where LGBTIQ people face severe social and legal restrictions including Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Palestine, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Jamaica. More than 20 Prides in India will feature, alongside Trans Pride Pakistan and Nemat Sadat from Afghanistan. The show will also feature a surprising contribution from Antarctica.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be curating two-and-a-half hours of footage from across Australia and the Pacific region beginning from 4:15PM (AEST) on Saturday. Expect a variety of performances, speeches and highlights from Pride festivals from across the region with featured performances from Courtney Act, Betty Who, G Flip, Olivia Newton-John and many more.
Visit the Global Pride website to find out when and where to watch this epic event from 3pm Saturday AEST.