Virtual Pride Parade ™

May 31, 2020 @ 12:00PM — 2:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE with a Virtual Pride Parade™, Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12p PST / 3p EST on Zoom and Facebook Live!

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Join us for a LIVE Virtual Pride Parade™ that celebrates our history and benefits THE LAVENDER EFFECT's mission to Advance the Future of LGBTQ+ Heritage & Culture. #CovidCantStopGOOD

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE with THE LAVENDER EFFECT® Live Virtual Pride Parade™ on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12p PST / 3p EST Live on Zoom and Facebook. Our Grand Marshall and Host is the legendary Transgender Activist & Actress, Alexandra Billings.

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THE LAVENDER EFFECT® Live Virtual Pride Parade™ is proud to announce lineup of amazing talent, organizations and government participants is growing daily:

Lily Tomlin (Tony, Emmy and Grammy Winner; Grace & Frankie; 9 to 5); Judith Light (Tony Award and Emmy Award winner; The Politician, Who's the Boss); Sean Hayes (Emmy Winner; Will & Grace); Audra McDonald (Emmy & Grammy Winner; The Good Fight); Betty Buckley (Tony Award Winner, Cats); Sandra Bernhard (Pose); Bradley Whitford (Emmy Winner; The Handmaid's Tale; The West Wing); Kathryn Hahn (Transparent); Amy Landecker (Transparent); Sally Kirkland (Golden Globe Winner for "Anna"); Lindsay Pierce (Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway); Bruce Vilanch (Emmy Winner; comedian writer/actor); Jason Stuart (Smothered; comedian); Chad Michaels (AJ and the Queen; Cher Impersonator); Drew Droege (Heathers); Miss Barbie-Q (actress/Drag Queen); Kay Sedia (AJ and the Queen; Chico's Angels); Mel England (Best Day Ever); Charles Bush (Drama Desk Award-winning Playwright & Actor); The Fruitcake Follies; Windy City Gay Men’s Chorus

Ron Galperin & Family (LA City Controller); Lindsey Horvath (Mayor, City of West Hollywood); Evan Wolfson (Founder/ED Freedom to Marry); Rabbi Denise Eger (Congregation Kol Ami); Richard Zaldivar (Founder/ED The Wall Las Memorias Project); Kathy Godwin (President PFLAG); Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate); Michael Musto (journalist); Gail Rolf (Co-Founder, Friends of Project 10); Joel Gemino (Youth & Family Services, The Center Long Beach); Wayne Bessen (Executive Director, Truth Wins Out); Alan Downs, Ph.D. (Psychologist & Author, The Velvet Rage); Cynthia Ruffin (Director, Community Relations & Recruitment, COLORS); Steve Krantz, Ph.D. (LA LGBT Youth Advocates Coalition); Brian DeShazor (CEO, This Way Out Radio); Jae O'Dougherty (Founder, Non-Binary Union Los Angeles); Andy Sacher (Founder/Director, The Lavender Effect); Jim Anzide (Guided Tours Manager, The Lavender Effect)

Legendary Transgender Activist & Actress, Alexandra Billings will be the Virtual Pride Parade’s Grand Marshall & Host. Ms Billings is an actress, teacher, singer, and activist. She is best known for her recurring role on Amazon's award-winning show "Transparent." Ms Billings is the second openly transgender woman to have played a transgender character on television and is a true LGBTQ+ Pioneer. Ms Billings is currently the first Transgender actress to be cast as Madame Morrible in the Tony award winning musical "Wicked" on Broadway.

THE LAVENDER EFFECT® ( hosts a live streaming event to launch Pride Month! LGBTQ+ Activists, Political Leaders, and Celebrities from coast to coast will join the virtual procession. As the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, and Pride festivities around the globe are being cancelled, this Virtual Pride Parade™ will celebrate our history and benefit THE LAVENDER EFFECT's mission to Advance the Future of LGBTQ+ Heritage & Culture.

THE LAVENDER EFFECT® is a proud nonprofit project of Our Oral History Projects, Educational Presentations, PRIDE Explorer® app and Participatory Tours reach a broad audience to share the cumulative wisdom of LGBTQ+ People.

LEDVANCE LLC, the makers of SYLVANIA general lighting in the US and Canada, is the Presenting Sponsor for THE LAVENDER EFFECT® LIVE Virtual Pride Parade™. "We are honored to join THE LAVENDER EFFECT® to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pride and honor those who bravely marched into the light,” said Glen Gracia, head of communications, LEDVANCE LLC. “Find your Tru light with our new SYLVANIA Natural Series™ LED light bulbs with TruWave Technology™.”


Please send press inquiries to Mike Pingel, Rainbow PR