Thanks for joining us for Pride for All! We had a fabulous time dancing, singing, baking and celebrating with you all. Make sure to catch up on sessions you have missed below. Any sessions that have been postponed will be revisited in the coming weeks. And don’t forget — you can still join our Virtual March!
Our fundraiser in aid of Kaleidoscope Trust will continue throughout the month of June. You can still enter the prize draw to win one of three fabulous prizes, donate what you can, or check out the silent auction. Help them continue their advocacy work fighting homophobia and transphobia worldwide.
Pride is an opportunity to celebrate, but it is also a protest. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and pledge to always defend the rights of our queer Black community. Following the festival, we will continue discussing how we can all take up this fight and honouring those we’ve lost.
Thursday 4th June
Is your couch going to start charging you rent with how much you’re lying on it this lockdown? Join The Bi Life star Michael Gunning for an at-home workout session and Q&A to help keep you motivated and moving.
Whether you just chat to them about Mondays or you consider them close friends, coming out to your colleagues can feel nerve-wracking. Our panellists will discuss their personal stories of coming out in the workplace and answering any questions you might have about sexuality and gender identity in the workplace.
Sophie Wood, Inclusion Manager at GVC
Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder and CEO of INvolve and Audeliss
Daisy Reeves, Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Geff Parsons, Managing Director at Macquarie
From food insecurity and homelessness, to ill mental health and domestic violence, the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI+ people around the world has been swift and severe. Join a discussion with activists across the Commonwealth as we reflect on the ways we can continue the fight for LGBT+ rights even as COVID-19 ravages the planet and redefines what it means to be LGBT+ in a world gripped by a pandemic.
Our queer agony aunts are bringing their wisdom to Pride for All, and helping you solve all your dilemmas! Find more episodes of their show here before tuning in.
The coronavirus crisis has locked many into closets. Trapped countless in homes with homophobic relatives. The queer community is facing new challenges in the age of coronavirus, so join Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Jonny Benjamin, Dr David McLaughlin and Brian Wenke, executive director of the It Gets Better Project, as they discuss mental health issues within the LGBT+ community.
Irish drag queens Victoria Secret and Davina Devine are the messy, sassy and always beautiful minds behind the Petty Little Things podcast. And our favourite lockdown queens are bringing an episode of their podcast live for Pride for All.
When Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, the sound you heard was the hearts of countless queer people breaking. But Finnish Eurovision star Saara Aalto is bringing the shimmery camp contest right to your couch with a concert just for Pride for All.
Friday 5th June
Baked your third sourdough bread of the week? Then let 2019 GBBO winner David Atherton, and fan-favourite Yan Tsou for a chatty baking session to whip-up some rainbow cake which truly screams: “Gay rights!”
The need for healthcare to ensure a caring environment for all has gained an even greater importance in 2020. So join Dr Michael Brady, the first National LGBT Health Advisor, and Terrence Higgins Trust medical director, for a unique discussion on the challenges facing LGBT+ people in the healthcare system in the age of coronavirus and beyond.
As much as it’s been dubbed “the great leveller”, queer folk remain more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic according to a seismic report by Outright Action International. Join OutRight’s Executive Director Jessica Stern and a panel of speakers featuring activists from around the world as they discuss the findings, and share stories from around the world.
Not in the mood to spend yet another Friday night in your pyjamas sipping green tea alone in bed? Why not round-off your week to the tunes of drag queen DJ Raven Mandella over on Zoom. Get glammed up or, well, stick to the pyjamas (no judgement) and dance to Mandella’s disco beats without having to leave the house.
Saturday 6th June
Let Barry’s Bootcamp, well, boot you back into fitness. This 30-minute workout will get your blood pumpin’ and your body moving after months of lockdown hibernation.
Find your trainer, Taofique, on Instagram.
Ruby Rare, sex educator and body positivity champion extraordinaire, answers all your questions!
As much as it seems faith and sexuality are odd bedfellows, Baroness Ruth Hunt, former chief executive of Stonewall UK, seeks to shine a light on what it means to believe in God and be gay. On Saturday, join Hunt and PinkNews’ CEO Benjamin Cohen as they discuss her new book, The Book of Queer Prophets.
Across the world, trans rights are under attack. But the community, ever resilient, fly their pastel blue, pink and white flags higher and higher. Divina de Campo, Mermaids UK CEO Susie Green and young service users will share this Saturday their personal stories of what it means to be trans today.
Demi Sims was the first person to ever come out as bisexual on TOWIE and now she’s here for Pride for All to answer all your questions about bisexuality: from stereotypes to relationships, and more!
Access all rainbows: Being disabled can almost feel like a second closet to come out from for some, but disabled queer people are fighting for greater acceptance.
Note: Please accept out apologies for having to postpone this event. We will reschedule as soon as possible.
Sunday 7th June
Join BBC’s Ben Hunte and Kaleidoscope Trust’s Emmanuelle Andrews to discuss self-care, activism and mobilization in difficult times for the Black community. Hear their reflections on allyship, what it’s going to take to create long-lasting change, and what the wider LGBT+ community can do to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Note: we have had some technical issues with this session. A full recording will be made available today on Twitter.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we think about safe spaces? Joining PinkNews on this panel to discuss this are Asifa Lahore, Switchboard’s Natasha Walker, and Levenshulme Pride organiser Jeremy Hoad.
Note: we are experiencing some technical issues. The session will be available on Zoom.
There’s no age-limit when it comes to getting up and dancing. For housebound LGBT+ elders, get ready to jump onto Zoom and get your groove on with an online dance club hosted by the National Theatre of Scotland.
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In an award-winning crossover, join fashion photographer Rankin and former editor of Attitude, Matthew Todd, on Sunday as they discuss being a part of the LGBT+ community, their experiences with addiction and what they have learned from one another.
In a performance that night overload your laptop with its overwhelming beauty, singer Joe McElderry invites you to this one of a kind concert and sing-along.
Know your tongue pops from your five G’s? Pride for All welcomes none other than Drag Race UK royalty Sum Ting Wong this Sunday to host a sickening quarantine quiz like no other.
If you’re participating in the quiz, please consider a small donation to the Kaleidoscope Trust. Every little helps!
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