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Virtual Pride Events
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One plus side of this pandemic is that so many performers, artists, museums, tour guides, and other cultural organizations have moved their content online, making it so much more accessible for many people. The month of June marks Pride Month here, and I'm curious if any of you are planning to attend any virtual Pride events / lectures / tours / parties. 

It might be cool to have a list of things that are going on for people who are looking for ways to connect, reflect, and celebrate this year. I wanted to share the ones that seem most interesting to me, and also just have a list in one place for my own reference. 



BLACK, GAY, stuck at home: Looking for Langston & Tongues Untied - a free event and chat on June 5th at 9pm Eastern Time
"Our next screening will be a double feature of Isaac Julien's "Looking for Langston" and Marlon Riggs' "Tongues Untied" - both released in 1989.
Artistically envisioned and lovingly done, LOOKING FOR LANGSTON is an exploration of the life and consequences of late African-American poet Langston Hughes. It is impossible to tell Hughes' story without delving into the social atmosphere in which he thrived. The Harlem Renaissance was in full swing when Hughes found his voice. He represented the unabashed energy of the Cotton Club and the emerging tone of beat poetry. Filmmaker Isaac Julien fuses together a multitude of images to create a patchwork of impressions about the changing gay culture.
TONGUES UNTIED is a documentary and collection of personal stories about the intersectional experiences of living in the US as a Black, gay man. It features the poetry of Essex Hemphill, interviews, and personal reflections. The film discusses the Black, gay communities and cultures of San Francisco, New York, and coming out in the South. It aims to undo the silencing of Black, gay voices. Tongues Untied offers a poetic portrait of the survival, community making, mourning, and activism within the context of the AIDS epidemic."
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-gay-s...erelexpmlt



Webinar Panel Discussion: The intersectionality of being Asian and LGBT+ - A free event on June 10th at 8am Eastern Time
"To look back at Asian Heritage Month, and to kick off Pride season, Macquarie’s BAME and LGBT+ employee network groups, Fusion and Pride, are delighted to invite you to join them for a webinar-based panel discussion to consider the practical effects of being Asian, being LGBT+, and the intersectionality of being both."
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-pan...linesearch




Queer Britannia: An LGBT tour of the V&A with Dan Vo - $10 event on June 14th at 2pm Eastern time. 
"The V&A (Victoria and Albert) is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. Its most popular blockbuster exhibitions have all been decidedly queer: "David Bowie Is," "Chrisian Dior: Designer of Dreams," "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty." The museum has been called the most romantic in the UK. Join award-winning tour guide Dan Vo as he turns his eye to queer love on a tour of the extensive collections: furniture, fashion, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, theatre and performance. The collection boasts such items as a hand-crafted fig leaf created for the Statue of David on the orders of Queen Victoria and the touring wardrobe of Aussie-Brit singer Kylie Minogue. And Sir Elton John’s name adorns the photography gallery. Flitting from a camp pink sequinned codpiece with matching gimp mask to an intimate portrait miniature worn close to the royal bosom, the tour will reveal some fabulous treasures from an extraordinary collection that is altogether so very British, yet simultaneously international, with an influence that reaches beyond borders."
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-brita...elpanelorg



The Gay Pride Tour of LGBT History in Greenwich Village - $10 event on June 23rd at 2pm Eastern time. 
"Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first Pride March with Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. Dating from the 19th century, Greenwich Village was the epicenter of LGBT life well into the late 20th century. Learn about the LGBT presence in the Bohemian Village and virtually tour the sites connected to LGBT activists, artists, and businesses. Hear about the places and people of the pre- and post-Stonewall LGBT civil rights movement and their lasting impact on American culture."
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gay-pride-tour-of-lgbt-history-in-greenwich-village-tickets-107501897068?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch



The Whitney Museum's Art History From Home: Queer Belonging - A free event on June 25th at 12pm Eastern Time
"This session knits together works from the Whitney’s collection to explore LGBTQ perspectives on gender, sexuality and desire. Looking at a range of artists, including Andy Warhol, Cathy Opie, and Zoe Leonard, the session will examine the way art has been a powerful tool in documenting and building queer communities."
Register Here: https://whitney.zoom.us/webinar/register/7215900061995/WN_QrfSrzO5RHSzVlaozqOF-w



Atlas Obscura LIVE: PRIDE - a $10 event on June 25th at 7:30pm Eastern Time
"Atlas Obscura LIVE is back! And ONLINE! Join us for our monthly variety show that incorporates music, comedy, storytelling, and other acts that bring some Atlas Obscura-style wonder to life. We'll look at the hidden corners of our history and culture, tell some jokes, see some music, and more, all presented by our line-up of special guests and Atlas Obscura staff. In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, this month's theme is, well: PRIDE!"
Register Here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlas-obscu...linesearch



Christopher Street Tour History of Pride - a free event on June 29th at 5pm Eastern time, but if you click the link they have other days / times that may work better for people in other parts of the world.
"In this virtual talk, we'll share more about the history of the Gay Liberation Movement, including the "spark" of the Modern Gay Rights Movement, the Stonewall Uprising, the first Pride events, and Pride over the past 50 years."
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-...rm=listing



Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation's Literary Pub Crawl: Pride Edition - a free event on June 29th at 6pm Eastern Time
"In honor of the champions of LGBTQ rights, the memory of the Stonewall Riots, and celebration of Pride, the folks at the GV Literary Pub Crawl will focus this virtual tour on the LGBTQ writers, poets, and artists including James Baldwin, Edna St, Vincent Millay, Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, Allan Ginsberg, Willa Cather, and many more! Individually and together, these writers elevated the American Literary movement and helped shape Greenwich Village into one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the world."
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register...i_eLCTKzKg







These are just a few things that caught my eye, but there are tons and tons of virtual events coming up. Please post links if you find other events that you think might be interesting too. 

I forgot to add this one:

Intersectionality and LGBT+ - PrideON - A free event on June 18th at 8am Eastern Time
Intersectionality is a theoretical framework for understanding how aspects of one’s social and political identities (e.g., gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, etc.) might combine to create unique modes of discrimination.
Through Q&As and interactive conversations, you will have the opportunity to share your own experience, ask questions and listen to the panellists on a wide range of topics concerning intersectionality and LGBT+ communities.

Register here: https://www.civilservice.lgbt/event/2020...-pride-on/
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