Pride Month will take place across the globe throughout June.

But what is Pride? And how are the celebrations begin affected by the Covid-19 pandemic this year?

This is everything you need to know.

What is Pride?

Every year, during the month of June - chosen because that is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969 - the LGBT+ community celebrates Pride in a number of different ways.

Various events are held across the globe during the month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT+ people have had throughout history.

As well as being a month-long celebration packed with events, Pride is an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the LGBT+ community and beyond.

How will it be celebrated in 2020?

Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions, all of which are covered by mainstream media and attract millions of participants.

Usually, major UK cities hold their own parades in places like London and Manchester, although these have understandably been cancelled this year.

With the planet under the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, public gatherings are a no-go this year, with many events moving online.

What's happening this year?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Despite technically occurring in June, this year's most prominent Pride events won't be taking place until the end of the month, and will happen online.

Amnesty International announced that it would be joining forces with UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride to bring this year’s Pride celebrations completely online.

Dubbed Pride Inside, the virtual celebration will see artists, musicians, comedians, DJs and activists come together for a series of performances, talks and workshops honouring the LGBT+ community.

Sen Raj, Amnesty International’s Rainbow Network committee member, said: “COVID-19 won’t stop us celebrating LGBT+ rights. This year, Pride will be inside – in our homes and in our hearts.

“Around the world, the pandemic is having a disproportionate effect on LGBTI+ people who have been historically discriminated against in their access to healthcare, housing and employment."

The events will begin on Sunday, June 28, and run until Sunday, July 5.

Who will be involved?

“That’s why this year, it’s more important than ever that LGBTI+ people and their allies have a chance to come together, celebrate how far we’ve come as a movement and support each other where we still have further to go," added Raj.

“We invite all friends and allies to join us for Pride Inside to show that we’ll always be proud – no matter what, no matter where.”

Sarah Hagger-Holt, from Stonewall UK, said: “Pride season is the highlight of the year for many LGBT people, so it’s been hard to hear that most Prides have had to cancel this year. But this has opened up new ways to bring us together to celebrate and show that defiant spirit our community is known for.

“Pride Inside promises to be a powerful platform that helps bring in and centre marginalised voices in the LGBT community.

“As the coronavirus pandemic risks increasing existing inequalities, it’s never been more important that we all show up for each other and stand together in the name of equality.”

The line-up for Pride Inside will be announced in the near future.