LGBTQ+-centered organizations Reunion Chicago, Slo 'Mo and OTV-Open Television are combining energies and resources to present an intergenerational and intersectional virtual Pride festival that celebrates, centers and advocates for Chicago Black LGBTQ+ artists, community and causes.
Tapping into the talents of Black Chicago LGBTQ+ creatives and communities, this free three-day experience will take place June 26-28, the weekend Chicago Pride would traditionally take place, and will air 7-10 p.m. on OTV's streaming platform.
The programming will feature Chicago queer party and performance collectives A Queer Pride, Futurehood, Molasses, Fabitat and Unfriendly Black Hotties providing original content with the prompt of honoring the past, present and future of Pride as we celebrate 50 years of Chicago. The festival also features musical performances by Chicago artists including Thair, Mother Nature, Avery R. Young and Drea the Vibe Dealerm as well as queer comedy skits, community PSAs, video content and more.
"While previously we wouldn't have put on virtual Pride festival, in this unexpected and unprecedented timeline we feel compelled to provide engaging, uplifting and accessible queer content to our communityfor the culture," said Reunion Development Director and OTV Executive Director Elijah McKinnon in a statement.
See WeAreO.tv and email Kristen@ReunionChicago.com for more information .