LCR Pride Foundation is calling on the city region’s LGBT+ community and allies to tune into its MarchOnline from 12noon this Saturday 31st July.
For the second year running, the virtual march will take place on what would have been the day of the city region’s Pride celebrations – the March with Pride and Pride in Liverpool. The organisation’s physical Pride celebrations were cancelled earlier in the year, due to ongoing uncertainty and risks around mass public gatherings and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual march will comprise videos of speeches from local leaders and short interviews, combined with individuals marching, cheering and holding placards in their own homes, submitted by the members of the public, charities and businesses supporting the LGBT+ community.
The MarchOnline will be broadcast from the organisation’s social channels at 12 noon on Saturday 31st July, when the physical march would usually take place.
LCR Pride Foundation CEO, Andi Herring, said: “Our theme this year is our most community and activism-focused ever, and our annual March with Pride has always been at the heart of grassroots activism within the community
“Each year, we march to highlight the inequalities and injustices that the LGBT+ community still faces in the city region and around the world.
“This year we are taking that one step further. We are using the march to draw a line in the stand and highlight the ways that we – as individuals, organisations and businesses – can take action to enact real change.”