Demi Lovato and The Trevor Project Honor “Pride Everywhere”

"This is not a parade. This is pride."

One of the nation’s leading LGBTQ advocacy groups has tapped Demi Lovato as its Pride spokesperson.

The Trevor Project has joined forces with the out recording artist for its 2020 “Pride Everywhere” campaign, featuring a new video narrated by Lovato about channeling the spirit of Pride from home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (And no, she didn’t use the platform to shoot her shot with Rihanna, although we kind of wish she had.)

Though the public health crisis has forced organizers to cancel or postpone large-scale gatherings like New York City Pride or L.A. Pride, queer revelers are getting creative with how they’re choosing to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month this June. Many organizers are taking the party online through virtual gatherings or livestreamed concerts.

In a media statement, Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, drove home that point:

Pride isn’t just about parades, it’s about celebrating what makes our LGBTQ community thrive. It’s about finding our strength even in times of challenge, sharing our joy even in moments of pain, and creating space to express and celebrate who we are. That’s been true since the first Pride march 50 years ago, and it’s just as true this season. People around the world are staying at home, but we at The Trevor Project believe that no matter where you are, you can still find Pride.

As part of the campaign, The Trevor Project is asking young people and supporters to join the movement by visiting its website and posting photos of their at-home Pride festivities on social media with the hashtag #PrideEverywhere.

Watch the full “Pride Everywhere” video below.

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