SPREAD JOY, HEALING, AND JUSTICE...
by supporting Black Queer Pride (BQP), Lighthouse Foundation’s biannual signature event!
When Black LGBTQ+ party promoters created in-person events during COVID-19 to celebrate Pride, we knew there had to be a better way. During a global pandemic, large community gatherings were irresponsible — especially considering Black people are more than twice as likely to die from the virus.
In the summer of 2020, after two and a half weeks of planning, Lighthouse Foundation launched our first ever Black Queer Pride, a 3-day virtual event that people could join from anywhere in the world. Not only did it celebrate our first anniversary, but it offered a gathering space that engaged our isolated, at-risk community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Queer Pride continues to be a source of joy and healing for the Black Queer Community, shining a light on our talent and power.