The Sacramento LGBT Community Center, one of the region’s largest LGBTQ+ nonprofits, held its first virtual Sacramento Pride event last week. Due to COVID-19, organizers decided to move forward with an online event in an effort to help celebrate their community during difficult times. Additionally, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, most of their online segments were led or created by Black queer folks. SacramentoPride.org also featured a “Take Action Now” resources page to provide educational, advocacy, and charitable calls to action to support Black Lives Matter.
The week-long event kicked-off with a special message from motivational and faith speakers who brought positive words to the homes of people across the region. Sac Pride even hosted a virtual trivia night that people participated in from the comfort of their own homes. This trivia night featured questions relevant to LGBTQ+ history, shows, and trends. Their event ended on Sunday night with a large entertainment broadcast. Their entertainment segment was similar to what is featured at the in-person festival on Capitol Mall. Special guest Mýa, as well as other featured performances by Vincint, Mumu, and David Hernandez graced the virtual Sac Pride stage.
This event was made by and for the communities which the Sacramento LGBT Community Center serves. In an effort to make it accessible, organizers allowed audiences to tune-in for free. The Center continues to provide essential services to the LGBTQ+ community in Sacramento. You can help support the Center and Sacramento Pride by making a donation today.
In case you missed the weeks’ worth of online content, you can watch the online broadcasts online at sacramentopride.org, and on the Center’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.
The Sacramento LGBT Community Center works to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive. We support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ community.
Sacramento Pride was made possible in part by the following sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, SMUD, Sarah Christina Wines, Univision, Perfect Union, Gilead, Channel Q and 106.5 The End, Fox 40, ABC 10, and Niello BMW Sacramento and Elk Grove.