LCR Pride Foundation's Online March Will Feature Videos From Locals, Business Leaders & Speeches
Due to the uncertainty earlier in the year over the safety of large scale events due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, Pride in Liverpool was called off.
It has though, been brought online, with the 'MarchOnline' concept by the LCR Pride Foundation.
The Foundation's theme for 2021/22 is 'From Now On', in which they are encouraging individuals, groups and businesses to join the MarchOnline by submitting videos and images. Those submitting the content will be asked to state their specific pledges to enact change ‘From Now On’.
'Each year, we march to highlight the inequalities and injustices that the LGBT+ community still faces in the city region and around the world.' - Andi Herring, CEO, LCR Pride Foundation.
Individuals wishing to take part in the virtual march are asked to register and submit a landscape-orientation photo or 20-second video while waving, cheering, marching, dancing, posing with a partner, family, friends or pets, or even displaying a banner.
The virtual march will comprise videos of speeches from local leaders and short interviews, combined with individuals marching, cheering and holding placards in their own homes, submitted by the members of the public, charities and businesses supporting the LGBT+ community.
Liverpool City Region Pride Foundation CEO, Andi Herring, said: 'Our theme this year is our most community and activism-focused ever, and our annual March with Pride has always been at the heart of grassroots activism within the community.'
He added: 'Each year, we march to highlight the inequalities and injustices that the LGBT+ community still faces in the city region and around the world.'
He said: 'This year we want to take that one step further. We want to use the march to draw a line in the stand and highlight the ways that we - as individuals, organisations and businesses - can take action to enact real change.'
Organisations wishing to ‘march’ as a group will also be given the opportunity to provide a 10 – 20 second video from a designated spokesperson, introducing the organisation, why it is marching and sharing their organisation’s ‘From Now On’ statement.
LCR Pride is a Registered Charity and is based in the Mann Island buildings at the Waterfront.