Due to the spread of COVID-19, a Toronto Pride recently announced that it would not be hosting its annual June events. Now, Pride has revealed that it’ll be venturing on despite the barriers, announcing that they’ll be hosting a whole slew of virtual events all month long.
The annual parade is set to take place virtually this year, and the organization’s usual celebrations in June will continue on.
“We are excited to announce that Pride Toronto will continue with June Pride celebrations in a new, creative, and unique way that ensures the safety of residents and proper physical distancing,” Pride Toronto explained in a statement.
On June 1st, the City of Toronto will still call June Pride Month, raising the rainbow and transgender flags. Residents will also be encouraged to fly flags from their balconies, windows, or doorways all month long to spread pride throughout the city.
All month long, a series of online events will feature a lineup of DJs, performers, drag artists, singers and dancers, particularly highlighting women in music and BIPOC artists.
Additionally, Pride Toronto will collaborate with virtual party legends Club Quarantine, and Torontonians can log into an online gala called FEEEYASS!, and it will be presented by Bud Light.
“This event will take you back to warehouse parties and old-school glam with FEEEYASS drag queens and avant-garde spectators, anything goes,” the release explains.
Lastly, on June 28th, the annual parade will also be hosted online.