Announcing North Shore Pride’s Virtual Pride 2020 – “Uniting Community”

 

Recently, we announced that we had decided to cancel the 2020 North Shore Pride Parade and Festival over public health and safety concerns due to COVID-19. Click here to read the full announcement.

North Shore Pride’s theme for this year is “Uniting Community” and, despite the cancellation of the Parade & Festival, we must do just that. Remember, we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.

And so, we are excited to announce that we’ve been planning an ongoing 2020 North Shore Pride Virtual Pride to take place to keep our community engaged and connected throughout the year. These include:

Virtual Drag shows and Performances
Virtual Pride Parade <— SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 5/31
Virtual Vendor Fair <— APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5/31
Live Stream Interfaith Service

And last but not least – A Virtual Pride Parade! 

Submit Photos and Video to Virtual Pride – Submission Deadline 5/31/2020

Click here to fill out the consent form <—- Important! – Without filling out the form, your submission won’t be included!

Once you have filled out the form, please email your photos and videos to [email protected] to by the end of May to be included in the Virtual Pride Live Stream.

Watch the video to find out more: 

 


Zoom-based Networking Events 

Like our networking mixers that would have taken place at various locations around the North Shore in the months leading up to the in-person Pride Parade and Festival, we will be hosting a series of monthly networking events allowing us to virtually connect with others in the community. 

Using Zoom or other digital conferencing services, we will set up a small secure conference room where attendees can see each other and interact. These mixers will be moderated by a host. 

Virtual Drag Shows and Performances

Technology has given us the ability to bring virtual live performances to you in the comfort of your homes. These live performances will include a lineup of talented performers that you can watch while still following social distancing guidelines. 

A Webinar Speaker Series

North Shore Pride will be hosting a series of keynote speakers on our channels to share their experiences, engage with the community, and talk about the things that bring us together. The speakers will be community members from all different backgrounds. The venues will be virtual and each of the events will be followed up by a Q&A session, moderated by North Shore Pride. 

Live Stream Interfaith Service

One of the highlights of the North Shore Pride Parade and Festival throughout the year has been the annual Interfaith service in Salem. This year, we will be bringing this service to you virtually through a live stream. 

The Interfaith service will bring together more than a dozen North Shore churches, temples, synagogues and spiritual communities to celebrate our shared commitment to the values of community, diversity, and equality for all that drive our 50+ year movement for equality.

To find out more, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or send us a note at [email protected]

Click here to see our up to date list of Virtual Events!

North Shore Pride’s Virtual Vendor Fair 2020