Hemet pride events go virtual in 2020

Actor Laverne Cox discusses her life as a transgender woman in the film “It Gets Better,” which was shown during Hemet pride events recently. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Pride festivals across the United States have opted to postpone or go virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing standards. While difficult for many, going virtual allows people from all over the country to attend pride anywhere from their own homes.  Hemet hosted their third annual pride event online to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the first gay liberation march, June 20, 1969 – the year following the Stonewall riots in New York.  Hemet pride took place via Zoom Friday, June 19, from 4-8 p.m. Attendees were required to register before receiving a Zoom link for the event that consisted of two live panels with audience engagement, prerecorded entertainment and educational films.  Among the films shown during the event was “It Got Better” by Heath
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