NYC Pride Will Host a Virtual Rally To Protest Police Brutality and Discrimination
Pride Month will look a lot different in 2020. Instead of joyous, colorful parades across the country, there’ll be virtual events. NYC Pride, the organization in charge of Pride events in New York City, has announced that this year’s Pride Rally will be held online. In keeping with the current fervor surrounding the murder of George Floyd, the rally will be focused on raising awareness of, and putting an end to, police brutality and discrimination.
According to the event’s website, the rally will be hosted by trans journalist Ashlee Marie Preston and trans actor Brian Michael Smith, and you’re invited to “take a stand against police brutality and discrimination. Show up in force as a community to change the future and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.”
The event will also feature appearances from activists, organizers, and politicians like Ceyenne Doroshow, Annie Segarra, Edafe Okporo, Leandro E. Rodriguez Ramosand, and more.
The Rally takes place Friday, June 26 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET, and free registration is available online. To participate, stream it live via NYC Pride’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube pages.