Northern Kentucky's Pride Celebration Goes Virtual This June

NKY Virtual Pride will take place Sunday, June 7 and coincide with the opening of the NKY Pride Center in Covington

click to enlarge NKY Pride in 2018 - Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
NKY Pride in 2018

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NKY Pride is taking its annual Pride festivities online.

NKY Virtual Pride will take place Sunday, June 7 and coincide with the opening of the NKY Pride Center (230 W. Pike St., Covington). The center will "provide community-based services and programs for LGBTQ+ residents of Northern Kentucky and the surrounding region," says a release. 

“Although this year’s NKY Pride will look a little different from years past, we’re proud to offer a mix of inclusive programming designed to inspire, educate, and entertain Northern Kentuckians from the comfort of their own home,” said Bonnie Meyer, co-chair of NKY Pride.

Virtual Pride will include:

  • A panel featuring Northern Kentucky city leaders who have worked to pass fairness ordinances
  • A drag show starring Sarah Jessica Darker and Chasity Marie
  • A performance from Taryn & Linda
  • A dance party with DJ Planet Venus

NKY Pride is also inviting Northern Kentuckians to decorate their porches, patios or windows for Pride and post the images to Facebook or Instagram with the tag #NKYVirtualPride and #NKYPrideCenter for a NKY Porch Pride Contest. Ten random posters will get free Pride swag. 

You can also get free Pride swag to decorate your porch by signing up at https://bit.ly/NKYVirtualPride2020.

And if you want more porch pride guidance, take an online tutorial with Mr. Chad on Facebook Live from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 6.

NKY Pride co-chair Bonnie acknowledges that this year’s Pride celebrations overlap with a Black Lives Matter rally in Cincinnati and wants the community to know that NKY Pride stands with everyone, regardless of if they are able to attend Pride events or not.

“For people who are called to direct action on Sunday, we completely support that…We remain fixed and compassionate to the black and brown LGBTQ+ community,” she says. “At the same time, we feel it’s also important to continue to uplift and celebrate progress around LGBTQ+ equity. We’re also thinking about ways that we can elevate that message and hopefully raise some funds for organizations doing the hard work of fighting for equity in our black and brown communities.” 

Get a full schedule of NKY Virtual Pride events at nkypridecenter.org/nky-virtual-pride-2020.

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