Here’s How You Can Join The Virtual Pride March This Weekend!
The pandemic can’t stop, won’t stop the Pride March! Powered by Google Maps and led by Pride@Tech, the virtual march lets us all show solidarity for the annual tradition while staying safe at home.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many social activities have morphed and transformed themselves into online events. One such major event is the annual Pride March in Manila, which is being enabled by Google Maps!
Pride March From Home: United for Covid Relief is a project led by Pride@Tech, a group of employees from tech companies and community volunteers. This initiative for the online Pride march is to use technology, in particular Google Maps, to enable people to show solidarity for the annual tradition of Pride March, whilst staying safe at home!
Marchers can make a donation that will go to LGBTQ+ communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. To participate in the virtual Pride March on June 27, Saturday, at 3 pm, marchers may follow these steps:
- Go to marchforpride.com.
- Create a virtual march route. You can nominate any local destination.
- Pick a rainbow color for your route line.
- Make your route count by writing a caption.
- Choose any of the following: share on social media, march again, or donate. All proceeds will go to LGBTQ+ communities affected by COVID-19.
“We believe in the power of technology like Google Maps in bringing possibilities. The virtual Pride March this year not only continues to show the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community but the helpfulness of the digital space to further unite people for a cause wherever they are in the world," said Marv Echipare, Co-founder of Pride@Tech and Product Support Strategy Manager at Google.
For more info and updates, check out Pride@Tech's official Facebook page.