27th March 2020, 8pm, and Andrew Baker and I get on a call to talk about a crazy idea for EPOA and InterPride to host a worldwide, online Pride to make up for the hundreds of Prides cancelled by COVID19.
Three months later and we have a 24 hour stream featuring content from more than 500 Prides and LGBTI community organisations, alongside a-list artists, world leaders and famous names. A truly incredible team of more than 100 volunteers from across the globe have been working every hour of the day and night to make this happen. It's been the most intensive Pride I've ever worked on.
Throughout Global Pride we'll be fundraising for a relief fund to be administered by EPOA and InterPride to help Prides that are suffering financially because of COVID19. Without this, there's a chance many Prides just won't return in 2021 - and every Pride that goes under is a lost opportunity for people to come together, to feel love and community, and to be a part of something special.
So please donate anything you can. The work that has gone into Global Pride is astonishing, as will be the show on Saturday 27th June.