Celebrate LGBTQ+ pride with us online!
August 1, 2020 | 12-5PM
Due to restrictions on large events and for the safety of our LGBTQ+ community members and allies, we are moving the party online!
We will be streaming music from queer artists, book readings, a drag performance, plus our virtual parade! See our schedule of online programming below, including music performances, Q&A session with comic book authors, sessions with local LGBT resources, and more! Plus, we have some great vendors selling virtually as well as in downtown Bethel!
HOW TO STAY CONNECTED
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for continuous updates! @bethelctpride
Streaming on Facebook and YouTube beginning at noon!
Most content is suitable for all ages. Items with * may be better-suited for 13+, please email us if you have questions.
Virtual Pride Parade
Musical performance by Lana Botex
A message from Liz Davis Designs
Magical Boy Basil Comic Book Reading
A message from Apex Community Care* (sexual health)
A message from Dough & Co.
Musical performance by Raccoon, Raccoon
A message from Free Mom Hugs
Song by CT Gay Men’s Chorus
Story-time with State Rep. Raghib Allie-Brennan
A message from Out Film CT
“What does pride mean to me?” by the CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence
Drag performance Kenya Mone Hart
Performance Wendy Cahill Unicorn
DJ Mix by Derek Piotr* (some songs with strong language)
Visit our Virtual Vendors below to support LGBTQ+ small businesses, many of which are featuring specials for the day! Also check out the great resources provided by supportive non-profits!
Discord Fun – 13+
Magical Boy Basil Author & Illustrator Q&A! – 12:45 – 1:15 PM
Q&A – Triangle Community Center’s Bryan Rivas (he/him/his) – 1-2:30 PM
Q&A – Apex Community Care’s Alyssa Ramos (she/her/they/their) – 2-3:30 PM
Reading Rainbow Book Fight!
Have a book other folx NEED to read? This is your chance to pitch it! Let others know why they NEED to read it in a small online pitch by 4PM. At 4:30PM, titles will be posted and voting for the best pitch begins! The winning book will be our September book club pick!
Fun in Discord Channels
Other channels will be available throughout the day to connect with others in the community and discuss topics like games, movies, and more! Check it out!
Virtual Art Club! – All ages
Bethel CT Pride online art club! Theme is heroes—famous, local, or the hero inside YOU! Get involved on Insta by tagging @bethelctpride and using #bethelctprideartclub. You can also post on Discord (PG content only!) All ages are welcome to participate. Parents may post children’s artwork, if desired!
Socially Distanced Event in Downtown Bethel – All ages
Pride Rocks! Scavenger Hunt
Click here for clues!
Get yourself to Downtown Bethel for our socially distanced scavenger hunt! This fun event coincides with our virtual pride online celebration and lasts throughout the day.
How to participate:
- Start your quest for LGBTQ+ pride rocks like ones in the image!
- Take a pic of your discoveries!
- Post to social media with #bethelctpride2020
- Leave the rocks for others to find and share in the joy!
Pride Flag Flies!
The pride flag will be raised at the Bethel Municipal Center for the day! Be sure to see it fly!