The pandemic of COVID-19 has forced a huge section of the world to stay indoors. While the pandemic has made it impossible for people to gather on the streets, this year we will take the Pride Parade in. Yes ! An online pride parade this year.
Last year, we marked the first ever independent and autonomous pride parade in the country, youth-led intersectional and diverse with a declaration that every second saturday of the month June will be the Pride Day in Nepal. This year, we will mark our Second Annual Nepal Queer/MOGAI/PoMSOGIESEC Pride Parade (or, Nepal Pride Parade in short) being first of its kind in the country again.
The Pride Day will see two major schedules:
1. Tweetathon and Instathon
2. Events and Sessions
Before 11 am we will have videos being posted. Some amazing folks created them expressing what pride means for them.
Tweetathon and Instathon
Will begin from 11 am in the morning and end at 1 pm in the noon. We will interact over social media on various topics, retweet / share.
During Tweetathon and Instathon, you can make various posts about Pride and being Queer and post it over Twitter or Instagram. Take pictures, write quotes, share poems, record yourself, maybe sing a song, whatever you’d like to do. Express yourself, record yourself and dance. Got pride flags ? Hang them over your house or wave them. Snap them post them. As simple as, or as creative as, post your pride related content.
When you post them, don’t forget to put the hashtags: #NepalPrideParade and #NPP2020 so that we can follow all the posts coming in and be able to share/retweet as well as interact on them. Also you can mention us @nepalprideparade on Instagram and @PrideParadeNp on Twitter.
In closet yet? Uncomfortable to post by self ? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them for you, keeping your identity confidential.
Let Twitter and Instagram shine with colors of rainbow.
Events and Sessions
From 1.30 to 7 pm the day, there will be some online sessions ranging from panel talk, mental health conversations and networking.
From 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm there will be a webinar on “Mental Health and Us” by Mental Health Practitioner Raji Manjari and Non-binary Activist Deepsh.
From 3 pm to 4:30 pm there will be a webinar on “Intersectionality in the Queer Movement”. Writer on caste and gender issues Gauri Nepali, Feminist Activist Shubha Kayastha and Intersex Rights Activist Esan Regmi will be speaking in the panel.
From 5 pm to 7 pm we will have an event of networking. Lets know one another. Come and meet Queer Youth Group and Queer Rights Collective folks.
On the second half of the Networking Event scheduled from 5 pm to 7 pm, we will have a session on “Queer Art & Fashion” with Queer Makeup Artist Darshan and Non-binary Activist Deepsh facilitated by Priyankar.
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Public Release / Statement can be found here.
Facebook event link