Amid Pride Month, noticed in June, Instagram introduced a partnership with The Queer Muslim Project (TQMP) to celebrate the second version of the Digital Pride Festival.
The pageant was conceived by TQMP in 2020 to just about celebrate LGBTQIA+ rights, undertake digital actions and present allyship. This time, Instagram joined fingers with the group to encourage creativity, self-care, wellbeing, and connectedness throughout the pandemic.
Two occasions on the pageant will likely be co-presented by the British Council, which additionally showcased dedication in direction of LGBTQIA+ artwork and tradition in India throughout the first version of the pageant.
Tara Bedi, public coverage and group outreach supervisor, Instagram, India, was quoted as saying, “By means of these troublesome occasions, we’ve seen our group use Instagram in unimaginable methods as an area for connection, help and group motion. The Digital Pride Festival with TQMP will embody conversations to tackle security, well-being, allyship, however most significantly, characterize and amplify the voices of numerous, immensely gifted LGBTQIA creators and activists, and assist us proceed our journey to make Instagram extra inclusive.”
As a part of the initiative, the social media platform has additionally launched a brand new sticker pack, rainbow gradient hashtags, and a rainbow gradient story ring. “We’re additionally updating a few of our favorite artistic instruments and releasing new options that colorfully spotlight LGBTQIA expression throughout Feed and Tales,” Bedi added.
Speaking about Digital Pride Festival 2.0, Rafiul Alom Rahman, founder and government director, The Queer Muslim Project, was quoted as saying, “Digital Pride Festival 2.0 is a celebration of affection, equality and freedom in these occasions of a world pandemic. With our tag #PrideAtHome, we honour up to date LGBTQIA artwork and artists for all they provide to us inside the comforts of our properties. Along with Instagram, we’ve got scaled the pageant this yr and included an array of creator voices from the group in addition to celebrated names comparable to Bollywood filmmaker, Zoya Akhtar.”
The pageant will likely be held from June 11 to June 27 and can comprise 5 segments — together with creator panels, performances, panels on on-line security, psychological well being, and a masterclass on new instruments of expression comparable to Reels.
(With inputs from ANI)
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