When is Pride Month 2021 and how will the LGBT celebration be marked this year? – The Sun
JUNE marks the beginning of Pride Month in many places across the world.
Pride first came to London in 1972 and celebrates the influences of the LGBT community. But what is Pride Month, and how will it be celebrated in 2021? Here's what you need to know about this year's loud and proud event.
What is Pride Month?
Every June the LGBT community celebrates Pride in a number of different ways around the world.
Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and across the world cities host street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions.
Pride is also used as an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the LGBT community.
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When is Pride Month 2021?
Pride Month is June, although events won't be happening until later in the year due the coronavirus pandemic.
Major UK cities usually hold their own Pride parades.
For example, in the UK parades are held in both London and Manchester and attract huge amounts of people wanting to join in the celebration.
These were cancelled in 2020 due to pandemic, but they're back this year – starting with Trans Pride London on June 26.
Manchester Pride is scheduled for August Bank Holiday weekend (August 27-30) and it's London equivalent will be on Saturday, September 11.
Pride events may still be cancelled this year if the coronavirus situation deteriorates in the UK.
Organisers of Manchester Pride have said: "We can't predict the future and we know that we could find ourselves in a situation in the coming months where we are unable to deliver a non-socially distanced in-person festival.
"Depending on the restrictions, this scenario would see us deliver some socially distanced, in-person live events. If this isn’t possible, we will deliver a series of digital events."
How will Pride be celebrated this year?
Events happening before June 21 will be held online due to existing coronavirus restrictions in the UK.
But all events happening after this date – restrictions permitting – will be held in person.
All Pride events in 2020 were moved online, with various artists, musicians, comedians, DJs and activists making a virtual appearance.
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