NYC Pride Turns To Virtual Event With Billy Porter, Janelle Monáe, Dan Levy

This year the annual celebrations of LGBTQ+ communities will look different all over the world including our NYC Pride ❤️💛🌈💚💙

Heritage of Pride announced Friday morning that “Schitt’s Creek” creator and star Dan Levy will be among four grand marshals for a virtual pride celebration on Sunday, June 28. The city’s annual pride march and other in-person summer events were canceled last month for the first time in their history due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Singer Janelle Monáe — who was previously announced to headline NYC Pride Island 2020— will be among the performers also taking part. Other performers and participants will include Billy Porter, Deborah Cox, Wilson Cruz, Margaret Cho, Luísa Sonza and Miss Richfield 1981.

The other grand marshals will be the NYC-based Ali Forney Center — an organization aiding homeless LGBTQ youth — and human rights activists Yanzi Peng and Victoria Cruz.

The event will be broadcast from 12P to 2P on WABC Channel 7, and on the ABC New Live streaming channel.

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the city’s first Pride March in 1970 and comes a year after the 2019 WorldPride recognition of the 1969 Stonewall Inn uprising.

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