The Best Free Virtual Pride Events to Help You Get Your Rainbow On
Looking for a way to celebrate Pride month from the comfort of your couch? Whether you're social distancing or you live in an area where there aren't a lot of LGBTQ events going on, there is still a bevy of ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year without having to travel anywhere or spend any money. Check out these free, virtual Pride events to get your rainbow on even from afar.
June 14: Pride Month Body Dysmorphia Discussion with celebrity trainer Seth Browning
Pride month isn't just about celebrating who you are, it's also about learning how to take care of yourself better. That said, celebrity trainer Seth Browning and therapist Michael Pezzullo LMFT are hosting a free virtual discussion on body dysmorphic disorder on Tuesday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. EST. You can register for a spot here.
June 21: Queer sex Q&A with licensed sex therapist Casey Tanner
Certified sex therapist Casey Tanner has teamed up with sexual self-improvement app Coral to discuss all things queer sex and queerness during a live Q&A. Make sure to bring your most burning questions, which will all be answered anonymously. This hour-long event will take place on Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. PST. You can register here.
June 26: Queers drawing Queers drawing session
Make some bona fide and representative art this month! Certified intimacy coordinator April Flores will be posing for a live virtual drawing session on Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. PST. No drawing experience is required! Participants can also paint, sketch or do whatever feels good to them! This event is meant to be a safe space for members of the queer community to connect and unwind. The event isn't quite free; there's a minimum donation of $5, but it's offered on a sliding scale of $5 to $20. You can sign up here.
June 28: Pride storytelling podcast week
On Tuesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. EST, LGBTQ podcasters will all join together for a panel to discuss their shows as well as their own experiences as members of the queer community. This free event is brought to you by Podbean. You can sign up here.
June 29: Discussion on LGBTQ activism over the past 50 years featuring Bimini
Bimini, who appeared on Ru Paul's Drag Race U.K., will join professor Paul Baker, a British professor and linguist at Lancaster University, for a discussion on LGBTQ activism over the past 50 years. The event, presented by VICE News, will be hosted by Ben Hunte, a senior reporter for VICE World News. It will take place on Wednesday, June 29, at 3 p.m. EST. You can sign up for it here.