Virtual Pride 2020

NYC rainbow lights during Pride Week 2020. Photo ©Alina Oswald.

How to celebrate global Pride 2020 on Saturday, June 27

The first Pride was a march, and took place fifty years ago, in 1970. This June, in 2020, because of Covid-19, we have no choice but to celebrate half a century of Pride through global virtual Pride events happening all day, on Saturday, June27.

But each one of us can celebrate Pride 2020 in our own way, sharing Pride memories, images, videos, writing, and so on.

Here are a few Pride memories of my own:

  • Reclaim Pride March, in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • World (NYC) Pride 2019. Photo by Alina Oswald
  • June 6, 2019: Visual AIDS What Is 21st Century Liberation? installation opening party at New York Live Arts. Avram Finkelstein and Rodrigo Moreira designed the What Is 21st Century Liberation broadsheet for Visual AIDS in conjunction with the 50th annivesary of Stonewall Riots.
  • NYC Pride 2019. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Art After Stonewall exhibition at Leslie-Lohman Museum
  • Ron B at Brooklyn Pride 2019
  • NYC Pride 2018. Photo by Alina Oswald
  • NYC Pride March 2013. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • NYC Pride 2009. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • NYC Pride 2013. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Rainbow Balloons for JC Pride Fest. ©Alina Oswald.
  • JC Pride at JC City Hall. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Lovari performing in front of JC City Hall. tbt. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Lady Clover Honey performing at Jersey City Pride 2019. Photo by Alina Oswald.
  • Love is Love. Celebrating Jersey City Pride.
  • Rainbow heart-shaped candies at Jersey City Pride Fest. ©Alina Oswald.
  • NYC Skyline. Pride Night 2014. Photo by Alina Oswald.

And here are a few articles covering LGBTQ+ profiles I’ve written over the years:

BACKBONE – a #tbt photography book celebrating LGBTQ+ unsung heroes

LGBT Survival Guide – an interview with NYC artist and curator, Steed Taylor. Article published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Herstory Matters: An interview with award-winning filmmaker, Megan Rossman, about her latest documentary, The Archivettes, published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

COVID-19 NJ Stories: I appreciate Garden State artists and authors for sharing their personal COVID-19 stories with me. Read about them in Out IN Jersey Magazine.

Happy Pride!


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