WorldPride Welcome Newsletter
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Welcome everyone to the 7th edition of the WorldPride in Copenhagen and Malmö!
For more than half a century now, Pride events have been one of the most impactful declarations of our existence and visibility. The visibility that places LGBTI+ people at the centre of conversation and gives us agency over our lives, for visibility deconstructs myths, lies, and prejudices surrounding our realities.
Across the world, we have been reclaiming our space in both private and public places. Improvement somewhere is improvement everywhere! We celebrate progress, remember the past, and look into the future with hope and commitment. Yet, over 68 countries still criminalise LGBTI+ people, hate crimes and discrimination remain rampant, and equality before the law is yet to be met everywhere
The challenges of our times are profound. As violent environments, oppression, and racism mark our lives, we continuously question how Pride best reinvents itself — questions Pride organisers ponder to ensure more diversity, inclusion, and accessibility to LGBTI+ people who are the Pride makers. In this quest for participation, we also turn to our trailblazers, who have been forging the path we proudly stand on today. For our direct contribution to WorldPride 2021, InterPride chose to reflect and address these exigencies.
From NYC 2019 to Copenhagen 2021, Sydney 2023, and beyond, WorldPride is a formidable global event we are proud to license to a member organisation, who further develops and reinvents it. This flagship event empowers Pride organisations wherever they are through knowledge transfer, networking, camaraderie, and a compounded visibility for our diversity.
Across the multitude of our identities, orientations, opinions, positions, and expressions, Pride collates the contributions of LGBTI+ people, friends, families, communities, organisations, and governments. It is a mosaic of identities that enables a more substantial impact where each person honours their individuality and keeps an eye on the other.
On behalf of InterPride, the Co-Presidents welcome you to Copenhagen 2021! Pride is a celebration as much as it is about making a statement. Whatever way you choose to observe Pride, know that you are included.
Happy WorldPride 2021!
From the Co-Presidents of InterPride,
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Check Out Our Booth At The Conference!
If your visiting Copenhagen, visit InterPride’s booth with Sydney WorldPride. Our booths are numbers 1 and 2 at the Democracy 1:1 Festival, located at Kvægtorvet, the large square outside of Øksnehallen. Use the address: “Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen” to find it on Google Maps.
Human Rights Conference
InterPride has organized four panels at the Human Rights Conference, which are all free to stream.
WorldPride — Wednesday, August 18, Break Out Session #1
An InterPride moderated conversation between former, current, and future WorldPride organizers, who discuss Pride aspirations, needs, goals, and challenges.
Pride in Hostile Environments — Wednesday, August 18, Break Out Session #2
Amidst the festivities of Copenhagen 2021, this panel serves as a reminder of Prides that power through their communities to access the public space in hostile environments.
Pride & Race — Wednesday, August 18, Break Out Session #3
This panel demonstrates how racism affects Pride, hinders its impact, and paralyzes organizers.
Pride Trailblazers and Luminaries — Wednesday, August 18, Break Out Session #4
The sexual and gender identity progress we enjoy today is the result of the contribution and impact of strong and courageous people who have been on the frontlines for a long time.
Even if you can’t make it in person to @Copenhagen2021, you can get involved with the #YouAreIncluded campaign and the Digital program of live and interactive events. The WorldPride App is the best way to find out more about all the events during WorldPride that include Human Rights, Arts and Culture, Marches, Concerts, and Festivals.
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, begins this month. Hosted by Michelle Meow, the first episode will focus on WorldPride. We want to hear from you! Let us know, “What does Pride mean to you?” Share your thoughts via our social media channels, and our host might read them during the podcast.
Global Pride Survey
Did you participate in or watch Global Pride 2020? Take the survey to share your thoughts about the future of this global online event.
Pride NOTCH Collection — mix’n’match your own and 10% of sales go to InterPride.
Log onto Smile.Amazon.com, search for and select InterPride, then every time you shop .5% of your purchase goes directly to InterPride.