Digital Pride is back from 23 to 28 April. Digital Pride is the world’s first online LGBT event consisting of a week of events, videos and debates, and its message that all LGBT people around the world deserve freedom, equality and protection, will be louder than ever.
Digital Pride is a Pride anyone can take part in, provided you can get online. You can be part of Digital Pride if you live in a country where your sexuality is criminalized. You can enjoy it if your nearest Pride is hundreds of miles away or is difficult for you to access for other reasons.
One of the first things you can do, if you have a Twitter account, is to send next message on Thursday 26 April: "All LGBTI+ people deserve freedom, equality and protection. I am one of Millions of Us fighting for this world." This message will be displayed on huge screens in Times Square, New York and Canary Wharf, London.
In many countries, it’s not possible to do gay Pride in the street. So this is an opportunity to speak freely. All you need is a computer or a mobile phone. Beyond pure visibility, the other great thing about Digital Pride is that it provides a platform for politics, campaigning, art, culture, music, fashion and so much more.
After all, there are hundreds of millions of LGBTI people around the world, not to mention our friends, families and allies. And if we all pull together, we can build a better world for everyone.
Be pride, be proud!
#MillionsOfUs will broadcast the message, sign up here.