Saturday 27 June 2020
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary will today make a speech at the online Global Pride event in which she will express her support for LGBTI+ people worldwide.
The Crown Princess is speaking in her role as Patron of Copenhagen 2021, the joint celebration of WorldPride and EuroGames taking place 12-22 August 2021 in Copenhagen. She will use the opportunity to invite LGBTI+ from across the world to attend the events taking place in Copenhagen and Malmö.
Global Pride was created by the European Pride Organisers Association as a way of bringing the LGBTI+ community together following the cancellation or postponement of physical Prides worldwide. Copenhagen Pride itself has cancelled the Parade and is organising virtual events alongside some smaller human rights debates. The 24-hour event is being streamed on YouTube and other speakers include Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde and Icelandic President Guðni Jóhannesson. As many as 300 million people are expected to watch the broadcast.
COVID19 has led to the cancellation of more than 500 Prides globally, and Copenhagen 2021 is now expected to be the first major Pride event to take place after the pandemic. The ten-day event from 12 – 22 August 2021 will include arts and cultural programming, a human rights forum, and EuroGames with tournaments in 29 different sporting disciplines.
The Crown Princess’ speech is scheduled to be broadcast between 1700-1900 today at globalpride2020.org.