2020 LGBT+ Pride Events Focus on Racial Injustice

(TELESUR) – Pride events to celebrate LGBT+ rights are held globally throughout June – although most were cancelled or moved online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several demonstrations and events were held in support of Pride globally this weekend while one of this year’s slogans is racial justice and the end of racism, a reality that also hits the LGBT+ community hard.

Pride events to celebrate LGBT+ rights are held globally throughout June – although most were cancelled or moved online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Racial inequalities around the world have come under the microscope following the death of George Floyd, 46, in police custody in the United States on May 25, and the LGBT+ community has not been indifferent to this issue.

Many LGBT+ groups released statements in support of protests after Floyd’s death, pointing out the origins of the LGBT+ rights movement at the Stonewall Inn in New York 51 years ago that emerged to fight police brutality.

“As a queer person myself, I face racism from the queer community – and it’s time we stamped it out,” the director Patrick King said as he marched along one of central London’s main thoroughfares with car horns blaring. London’s Black Trans Lives Matter march was one of several events planned this weekend to support Black Lives Matter in light also of Pride Month.

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