YouTube is hosting a party to celebrate 2021’s Pride month. Here’s the air date, time and other details of the event explored!
This year has seen varied kind of celebrations of this month. Places, where the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, could hold the magnanimous parades while the ones still under lockdown have joined the celebrations virtually.
Extending the virtual celebrations further, the world’s biggest online video streaming platform is set to host a Pride Party this year.
The event is set to feature famous personalities from both the straight as well as the LGBTQ+ community.
YouTube’s 2021 Pride Party’s air date and time!
The world’s biggest video streaming platform released the trailer for the upcoming celebrations on June 10.
The 53-second video gives a lot of insight into what to expect from the event. It also reveals that the Pride Party will be held on June 25, starting at 12 PM PST / 8 PM BST.
However, the YouTube event is not your run-in-the-mill party, its purpose is to gather donations towards a number of organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community and causes.
The event is meant to support The Trevor Project, which is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.
Hence the amount collected during the party (up to 250K) will be donated to the project. Folks can use the ‘Donate button’ on YouTube and during the live stream to make a donation.
How to stream the event?
- The event will be available to stream live on YouTube Originals.
Demi Lovato is set to host the Pride party alongside creators like Trixie Mattel, Daniel Howell, Olly Alexander, and Mawaan Rizwan.
However, the star studded guest list will feature many other personalities.
Who will appear in the party?
The special guest who will make an appearance at the celebration include YouTuber Tyler Oakley, Try Guys’ Eugene Lee Yang, and All Stars’ Monet X Change, Peppermint, RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up Kim Chi, Denali Foxx and many more.
YouTube reveals that if the goal for The Trevor Project is reached, creators such as Patrick Starr, Gigi Gorgeous, The Fitness Marshall, Jackson Bird, Jade Fox, Jessie Paege, Elle Mills, KingofReads, and Alannized will be releasing a video of them doing a challenge.
The fun trailer of the event shows famous creators doing viral TikTok dances, getting tattoos, bleaching hair, and even wilder things.
All that you should know about Pride Month in 2021!
It is thanks to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City that the world celebrates Jun as Pride month today.
The uprising was a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community. It was in response to a police raid that started in the early morning hours of June 28, in 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village in Manhattan.
Lesbian and gay bars as well other neighbourhood places were raided by the cops and people fought back in retaliation. The riots became one of the most important 20th-century events for the LGBTQ community.
The famous rainbow flag that has become a worldwide symbol to represent the pride community was designed by Gilbert Baker and American artist and, gay rights activist.