Amidst the rise of the second wave COVID-19 pandemic, the Third Annual Nepal Pride Parade took place virtually. This is the second pride that took place virtually, following the first virtual pride in 2020.
The morning began with posting of videos by amazing folks. People expressed what Pride was for themselves and presented as a form of video.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Tweetathon & Instathon
A wide range of conversations happened over Twitter and Instagram from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Around five different topics were discussed with five languages and wide engagements.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
The five topics were as follows:
- We are starting the tweetathon. What do you wanna talk about today?
- How are you feeling today? What do you feel about pride in the mids of the pandemic?
- What have you been upto during this year’s pride month? How do you feel about it?
- What is your plan for the rest of the pride month.
- If the pandemic settles down and we could march on the street next year for pride, what are your recommendations and suggestions?
From 1 pm to 3 pm, we had various short movies and music videos played on queer themes. Some of the videos we screened are :-
- GAURAV – Nepali Short Video
- In a heart beat
- Ustai Chha (Anjali Lama)
- Naya Asha
- Hataridai Batasidai
- Asexual Story
We also screened videos from the past year’s Nepal Pride Parade.
- 2019 First Nepal Pride Parade (Clip 1)
- 2019 First Nepal Pride Parade (Clip 2)
- What is Pride for you? (2020 Second Nepal Pride Parade)
- Pride in one word. (2020 Second Nepal Pride Parade)
- Message for your younger self. (2020 Second Nepal Pride Parade)
- Any message for pride. (2020 Second Nepal Pride Parade)
From 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, we had the Networking event. There were around 50 participants. Everyone introduced themselves, the work they do and their hobbies. Everyone had to introduce their names along with an adjective that begins with the alphabet of their initials (for instance : Romantic Rukshana, Marvelous Manoj, Amazing Aadesh, etc.) The networking event was vibrant and interactive.
While closing the session, we used the ZOOM white board to doodle and draw anything we wanted to express.
From 5 pm to 6 pm, we had a virtual dance party. People requested for songs in the ZOOM chat box. The song was played and we all grabbed our own drinks and shake our bodies.
The Kathmandu Post made a coverage on the event: Nepal Pride Parade 2021 to be celebrated virtually.
नुनामि सोन २०२१ओ नुकोङला सावानाम। हेन्खामा भेप्लो फेसायुङ्साओ कोरोना सारिमाओ बेनडा झाराक आन्कान्चि रात्माओ निम्पाङ याहातमुम्ने। #NepalPrideParade #NepalPride2021 #PrideMonth #PrideMonthNepal #नेपालनुनामिकोत्लाम #नुनामिसोन pic.twitter.com/hwx7rHFNsB— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 1, 2021
गौरव मैनाको सबैमी शुभकामना । यै संसारमी महामारी चल्याका बेला सबैमी सुरक्षाको कामना गर्दछौँ ।#NepalPrideParade #NepalPride2021 #PrideMonth #PrideMonthNepal #नेपालगौरवजात्रा #गौरवमैना pic.twitter.com/pDGKwZYgRu— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 1, 2021
गौरव महिना २०२१ को शुभकामना । विश्वव्यापी महामारीका बेला हामी सबैको सुरक्षाको कामना गर्दछौँ । #NepalPrideParade #NepalPride2021 #PrideMonth #PrideMonthNepal #नेपालगौरवयात्रा #गौरवमहिना pic.twitter.com/gaUotZrjgh— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 1, 2021
Digital security while celebrating pride! Instances of zoom bombing in queer events are influenced by queerophobia irl! + In pandemic, for some queer folks home might not be the safest place to celebrate pride.#NepalPrideParade #NepalPride2021 #Pride2021 #PRIDE https://t.co/6KHoB6KOBp— Body & Data (@bodyanddata) June 12, 2021
Happy Pride Day, everyone ❤️❤️❤️.— Ankit (@ankitkhadgi) June 12, 2021
Here's a small video I made featuring some scenes from a few of my favorite queer centric movies/series. #NepalPrideParade #NepalPrideParade2021 pic.twitter.com/QDQ1cdQ6xF
We celebrate ourselves in the comfort of our own spaces. Living double lives while silently fighting injustices in the system for recognitions, protections, healthcare. This is pride. Taking a stand for ourselves. #NepalPrideParade #NepalPride2021 #LGBTQNEPAL #LGBTQIA #Pride— SBhattarai (@ShbReel) June 12, 2021
Sharing some of the pictures of the 2019 Pride Parade, we were able to collect for our archive project.— Ankit (@ankitkhadgi) June 12, 2021
1st& 2nd PC: @Tsering_
3rd&4th PC:Ashma Gautam
Here's the link to our archive project.https://t.co/b9voci67pw#NepalPrideParade #NepalPrideParade2021 pic.twitter.com/1nFlsOFxDo
गौरब न्हि खुन्हु सुथसिया ११:०० (झिन्छताः ई) निसें बान्हितिया १२:३० (झिन्निताःत्या ई) ताक्क तुइतर व इन्स्ताग्रामय् जुइगु खँल्हाबँल्हाय् ब्वति कयादिसँ ।#NepalPrideParade #NepalPride2021 #नेपाःगौरबयाः pic.twitter.com/n3vDHjUJv1— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 9, 2021
On the Pride Day, please join us on the video screening event from 1 pm to 3 pm. We will screen various kinds of queer related videos. Such as short movies, tik tok videos, etc.— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 10, 2021
Meeting ID: 824 9699 0824
Passcode: 679553#NepalPrideParade #NepalPride2021 pic.twitter.com/5wB6hqzcnG
स्वक्वःगु नेपाः गौरबयाःया ज्याझ्वः धलः पिथनाच्वना । नेसं ११३९ निसें झीसं जुन लाया निगूगु सन्चरबाःयातः नेपालय् 'गौरब न्हि' (प्राइद दे) कथं नालाः उगु हे दिनय् 'गौरबयाः' (प्राइद परेद) न्यायेकाच्वनागु खः । हलिं न्यंकभनं भ्वल्वय् वयाच्वंगु इलय् थुगुसिया ज्याझ्वः अनलाइनय् जुइ । pic.twitter.com/fpOOBJKx5W— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 4, 2021
तेस्रो वार्षिक नेपाल गौरव यात्राको कार्यक्रम तालिका सार्वजनिक गर्न चाहन्छौँ । सन् २०१९ देखि हामीले नेपालमा जून महिनाको दोस्रो शनिबारलाई 'गौरव दिवस' (प्राइड डे) भनि घोषणा गरेका छौँ र सोही दिनमा 'गैरव यात्रा' (प्राइड परेड) आयोजना गर्दै आएका छौँ । pic.twitter.com/c0sPPMSAkJ— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 4, 2021
We'd now like to post the full schedule of Third Annual Nepal Pride Parade 2021. Since 2019, we have declared the second saturday of June as the Pride Day in Nepal, and have been observing a Pride Parade. The pandemic has made us move all indoors, so the pride will be online. pic.twitter.com/n4m3RuWilP— Nepal Pride Parade – 2nd Saturday of June (@PrideParadeNp) June 4, 2021
We all hope that the coming year, we will be able to march on the streets for Fourth Annual Nepal Pride Parade.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js