In years prior, the focus of Pride has been on the many and varied ways LGBTQ+ people and their allies have placed pressure on the political process from its margins— and often to significant avail. Yet, increasingly, LGBTQ+ people across the country are beginning to assume a seat at the table of power: we can now count over 500 elected officials across the country who openly identify as LGBTQ+ and occupy seats of power, from entire city councils and mayorships, to state legislatures and governorships, to federal office and, yes, even a bid for the presidency. And even when not at the table ourselves, we are demanding action from our allies in powerful legislative bodies and advocating for “equal justice under law” in the Supreme Court.
Undoubtedly, vast disparities in political representation remain and equality for gender and sexual minorities is today under near-constant siege. This year’s Pride asks us, how might that change were we to mobilize the political power of all LGBTQ+ and allied people in 2020 and beyond?
Pride Month 2020 is going virtual!
Check-out our Netflix Parties and Pride Collaborative Spotify Playlist at the details below, and join us in celebrating your pride!
If you’re anything like us, you’ve already burned through all of your favorite shows and are getting a little tired of scrolling through Netflix trying to find your next big adventure. Well, fortunately for you, Pride Month has you covered! We’re streaming three of our favorite movies for the next three weeks, and we’re inviting you to join the party. RSVP at go.umd.edu/prideparties
, pop your favorite bag of popcorn, and enjoy the show!
Additional details: Netflix Parties allow for synchronous viewing of films across accounts and even feature a chatbox for participants to talk with one another. In order to join the Netflix party, you’ll need to have a Netflix account or to start a 7-day free trial. RSVP for the Netflix party at go.umd.edu/prideparties
, and you’ll be sent a link to the Netflix Party within the hour before it begins. Simply click the link, click the red “NP” icon to join, and you’ll be a part of the party!
"The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson" | Thursday, May 7th | 8:00 PM
As one of the earliest "mothers of our movement," Marsha P. Johnson is undoubtedly an LGBTQ+ historical icon. Yet so few of us have had a glimpse into her life, or, moreover, the circumstances of her death. Tune in as we join activist Victoria Cruz for her exploration of the life and death of her friend, Marsha P.
"Moonlight" | Thursday, May 14th | 8:00 PM
Commonly cited as one of the best films of the 21st century, this Academy Award winning film tells the story of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami, across three defining stages of his life. Whether you've seen this new classic before or will be viewing it for the first time, we invite you to be moved with us.
Pride Collaborative Spotify Playlist
Have you heard the word? Pride Month is hooking you up with a curated Spotify playlist of some of our favorite queer and trans artists to help get you through this time— and you’re invited to the party! Check-out that playlist at go.umd.edu/pridespotify
, and drop a song or two by your favorite artists to share with others.
Just a few rules for the playlist: Everyone is welcome to contribute to the playlist, though we ask that you only add 1-3 songs per person. Music by LGBTQ+ artists is encouraged but not required for entry. Moderators of the playlist reserve the right to remove any songs deemed inappropriate for inclusion and may block individuals or trolls who have contributed to the playlist nefariously