Kirklees gets ready for digital Pride

LGBTQ+ pride events will look and feel very different this year due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions, but there are plenty of fun online activities for people to get involved with.
Kirklees Pride 2020.Kirklees Pride 2020.
Kirklees Pride 2020.

Pride is celebrated across the world every June, coinciding with the 1969 Stonewall Riots. However, this year the traditional parade and party cannot go ahead due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Consequently authorities across the UK are helping people to celebrate with an array of socially distanced and digital events.

Kirklees Council is encouraging residents to organise picnics and is hosting a series of webinars. Click here to book a place.

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The online events will take place between June 28-July 5, and discuss an array of topics, encompassing the history and key moments of Pride and the LGBTQ+ movement.

Drag legend and finalist of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, Divina De Campo will be streaming directly to your screens live from her front room on Friday 26 June in Divina De Campo’s Frockdown, staged and supported by Lawrence Batley Theatre. Click here to book a place.As part of the #KirkleesPride2020 activities people from the LGBTQ+ community are being encouraged to think about becoming foster carers.

Kirklees Fostering is an inclusive service, welcoming applications from people, whatever their marital status, sexuality, religious or cultural background. Click here for more information.Send your photos of your digital or socially distanced Pride celebrations to [email protected].