What started out in Washington DC in as the only Black Gay Pride event in the country has grown to over 35 gatherings nationwide. Similar events now happen elsewhere too — including in the UK where London hosts an award-winning Black Pride celebration. In the States, each year celebrations start in April and continue to October. Over , LGBTQ people of African descent rev up for a weekend of social and cultural events celebrating their queer uniqueness. Sunday gospel brunches, Saturday night Poetry slams, Friday evening fashion shows, bid whist tournaments, house parties, the smell of soul food and Caribbean cuisine, and the beautiful display of African art and clothing are just a few of the cultural markers that make Black Pride distinct from the dominant queer culture. Just like in the mainstream of American society, cultural acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ communities of color in larger pride events is hard to come by.
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Currently, most of the country is still living under some form of stay-at-home order, with Los Angeles County recently extending theirs until July 8. Although many states are starting to roll back restrictions in an attempt to reopen the economy, it is clear that COVID will be a problem until a vaccine or an effective treatment is approved. And until that happens, most large-scale events will likely be canceled until These large-scale events include Black Pride celebrations. In addition, the cancellation of traditional and more mainstream Pride parades—which often have more predominantly white attendees—will also hurt prevention efforts for the LGBTQ community as a whole.