New York — Global Pride, a June 27 online event, will amplify black voices and acknowledge the demand for racial justice
Black actors, writers and musicians, including U.S. singer-songwriter Todrick Hall and actress Laverne Cox, will take part in a 24-hour online celebration of LGBT+ pride attended by world leaders, organisers announced on Saturday.
LGBT+ campaigners will work with founders of the Black Lives Matter movement to demand racial justice at the event on June 27, which was organised after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of hundreds of pride events around the world.
"Our (LGBT+) community knows well that we must confront hate and prejudice head-on," co-chair of the Global Pride organising committee, Natalie Thompson, said in a statement.
The announcement marked the latest attempt by LGBT+ advocates to highlight the struggles of black Americans amid global protests over policy brutality and racism.
More than 500 pride organisations from around the world will contribute content for the event, a livestream on YouTube.