Phoenix Pride is one of 28 founding Pride organizations participating in the inaugural Virtual Pride event on Sunday, June 28 on Twitter. Please join us, as this will enable you and your loved ones to show your pride online and interact with your favorite Pride events and popular LGBTQ+ social media influencers. The event will be hosted by GayTravel.com.

June 28, 2020, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the first Pride March, held in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. Therefore, the date of our Virtual Pride event (28th of June) and the number of Pride organizations (28) are aligned to pay tribute to the date of the first Pride March, originally called the “Christopher Street Liberation Day March” that took place 50 years ago on June 28, 1970.

“Currently, celebrating Pride is challenging because we are unable to be physically close. Yet the spirit of Pride and equality has never been more significant, especially given the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to protect LGBTQ rights in the workplace. The decision delivers a major victory to LGBTQ employees and deserves to be celebrated. Virtual Pride will provide a platform enabling the community to remain visible and to be heard from their homes” said Sam Barreto, Social Media Chair at GayTravel.com.

Eva Steele, Program Manager of the Phoenix Pride Organization, states: “When Phx Pride heard that GayTravel.com would be presenting a Virtual Pride, we jumped on the opportunity! What a great way to connect coast to coast celebrating Pride and the 50 Year Anniversary of Stonewall! WE hope you will join us on June 28, as 28 Pride Organizations come together in UNITY celebrating PRIDE!”

Virtual Pride will commence at 11:30 AM ET and move from East to West, concluding at 4:30 ET with Hawaii, with PHX PRIDE taking the stage at 2:50 EST (11:50 AM MST) Celebrants will be encouraged to submit photos, videos, or excerpts about how they are celebrating pride and what Pride means to them. Those who submit will have a chance to receive gifts, including a 5-night luxury safari from Sikeleli Travel & Expeditions; suitcases from ROAM Luggage, the world’s first color-customizable premium luggage brand; and Advanced Men’s Skin Care products from MËNAJI®.

“ROAM Luggage could not be more pleased to have the chance to support this inspiring event at an important moment in history. VirtualPride.com is a wonderful opportunity to “show our colors” and express our determination to help ensure equal rights and respect for the LGBTQ+ community.” – The ROAM Luggage Team

Everyone from sea to shining sea is invited to participate on virtualpride.com or on Twitter hosted by @gaytravel using the hashtag #VirtualPride.