Organisers of Saturday’s Global Pride 24-hour live-stream event have confirmed that they will be collaborating with Black Lives Matter to amplify Black voices across the world.
The virtual Pride festival was announced back in April, when it became clear that the Covid-19 pandemic would obliterate the summer Pride season.
The online get-together will see a global network of Pride organisations contributing to a worldwide celebration of all things LGBT.
All funds raised by the event will be distributed to Pride organisations facing financial trouble.
Celebrities confirmed to appear during the live-stream include Adam Lambert, Melanie C, Natasha Bedingfield, Olivia Newton-John, Pussycat Dolls, Rita Ora, Stephen Fry and the Village People.
Public and political figures making a contribution include: Ann Linde, foreign minister of Sweden; Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president of Costa Rica; Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway; Guðni Jóhannesson, president of Iceland; Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for equality; Joe Biden, former vice-president of the USA; Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada; Leo Varadkar, taoiseach of Ireland; Manvendra Singh Gohil, prince of Rajpipla, India; Sadiq Khan, mayor of London; Victor Madrigal-Borloz, independent expert on LGBTQ+ rightsfor the UN; and Xavier Bettel, prime minister of Luxembourg.
Global Pride will be available to view online at globalpride2020.org and on YouTube on Saturday (27 June).
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