June marks the annual celebration of the people that make up the LGBTQA+ community, who are often overlooked and oppressed. It’s important to stand in solidarity with the queer community, now more than ever, especially because it includes Black people. HBO is showing their support with their first-ever digital Pride on the Human By Orientation site.
The network’s 2020 pride festivities kick off Thursday night and leads into a Juneteenth celebration. “I am very excited to perform a one-of-a-kind set that not only celebrates Pride, but also lands on this hallowed day in the Black community,” Todrick Hall. “Especially now, it’s so important for Black queer artists to have our voices heard. I’m so thankful to HBO for this platform.”
The virtual programming includes musical headliners, drag brunch, underground DJ sets, queer comedy night and more — all free to attend.
The celebration is going on until the end of the month and will feature performances by queer & trans people of color with art and music by Papi Juice. Then on Saturday, June 27th, enjoy an hour-long performance from pop sensation Kim Petras, who recently released her summer smash “Malibu.” Finally, HBO’s virtual Pride concludes with an intimate performance with headliner, Ms. Janelle Monáe, on Sunday, June 28th.