Pride 2020: Here's how the LGBT+ community is celebrating its sacred month during a pandemic!

 | Updated: Jun 17, 2020, 09:44 PM IST

Every year, the world marks June as "Pride Month" - to pay respect to the LGBTQIA+ community and its struggle for equal recognition and rights across the world. This year, however, is peculiar! The coronavirus pandemic has crippled all celebrations globally. Regardless, pride never dies, not even during a killer pandemic. From protests to parties, this is how the LGBTQIA+ community is observing its most sacred month!

Bangkok, Thailand

People walk past a reflection of the Gay Pride Month logo projected on a giant screen after heavy rain in downtown Bangkok on June 17, 2020.


Madrid, Spain

A reveller waves a rainbow-coloured banner during a high-heel race as part of Gay Pride month in the neighbourhood of Chueca in Madrid on July 4, 2019.


Florida, USA

This handout photo released by the Florida Keys News Burean shows a man walking a dog as Paul Cassidy (R), a Key West Public Works foreman, uses a propane torch to embed thermoplastic strips representing a rainbow flag into the asphalt, June 15, 2020, in Key West, Florida. Installation of the rainbow crosswalks capped a project to repave most of Key West’s historic Duval Street. The rainbow flag is a recognized symbol of LGBTQ unity.


Washington DC, USA

A man waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court that released a decision that says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination on June 15, 2020 in Washington,DC. The US top court has ruled it illegal to fire workers based on sexual orientation.



The Global Rainbow, a large scale outdoor laser projection created by Puerto Rican artist Yvette Mattern, is projected into the night sky to mark Gay Pride Parade Day, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 14, 2020.



A man waves a Rainbow Flag past the Coliseum monument during a "Rome Pride LGBTI" flashmob on June 13, 2020 in Rome, as the country eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.



LGBT activists rally outside the Ukrainian Cabinet of the Ministers in Kiev on June 5, 2020 during a demonstration calling for the Interior Minister's resignation over corruption suspicion.



This picture shows the Kosovo government headquarters lit up in the colors of the rainbow flag, marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, in Pristina on May 17, 2020.