(Watch Live) Celebrities, politicians and activists on Saturday united with Global Pride 2020, a 24-hour virtual event created in light of widespread cancellations of Pride events and festivals due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event celebrated LGBTQ progress thus far and drew attention to the violence and oppression that Black LGBTQ and transgender individuals endure around the world. Global Pride organizers also collaborated with the founders of Black Lives Matter to amplify Black LGBTQ voices. More than just that though it was a beautiful reminder of how much our community owes to the black members of it, and the transgender members of it. It was a celebration in the middle of the pandemic that was as singular as it was beautiful. We here at Queer News Tonight hope it doesn't take a pandemic to bring so many people together in appreciation of our struggles for Stonewall next year.