Grampian Pride goes virtual

Grampian Pride are not going to let a global pandemic stop them from celebrating.

Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 9:16 am
They may not be taking to the streets this year, but organisers are working hard to make sure Pride weekend will still be a fabulous celebration of the lgbt+ community.
They may not be taking to the streets this year, but organisers are working hard to make sure Pride weekend will still be a fabulous celebration of the lgbt+ community.

They may not be allowed to gather together in person this year but the organisers are working hard to make sure

Pride weekend will still be a fabulous celebration of the lgbt+ community.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a family friendly fun quiz on Friday 29, May 29 at 8pm via Facebook live www.facebook.com/grampianpride where there will be a chance to win a pride goody bag.

On Saturday, May 30, Virtually Grampian Pride will go live. Throughout the day they will be going on social media to talk and interact with the community. You will also be able to get involved on social media, they will want to see photos of your fabulous pride outfits and have interactive activities.

Special guests have been invited to join you live on Facebook and answer your questions, give advice and information and share with you all. Thanks to Siberia bar and hotel they will be streaming performances on

Shutdown FM (www.shutdownglobal.com) from around 4pm till 9pm. A full performance list will be released on Thursday, May 28 via social media.

At 9pm Shutdown FM resident DJ will continue with the after party right through till the early hours. Then to finish off the weekend on Sunday, May 31 join Four Pillars volunteers for afternoon tea, mellow music and general chatter from 1pm on zoom. Details of joining will be available on social media platforms.

You can also get involved in the days running up to Virtually Grampian Pride by taking part in the “still proud challenge” on Facebook by posting a picture that makes you feel proud, of you being who you are or of something you have done that your proud of. Find details of the challenge on Grampian Pride Facebook link.

Deejay Bullock, event lead said: “It’s important during these challenging times we are able to bring the community together. To show individuals, that maybe feeling isolated or in difficult situations of their own, that they are not alone and there is a large community around them.

"It is vital that during these times we don’t forget our LGBT+ community, we have to remember our history, celebrate our present and embrace our future. And right now no one knows what that future will look like, so we

have to embrace it together, now more than ever."