Virtual Pride March using Google Maps set on June 27


Posted at Jun 25 2020 04:30 PM

Virtual Pride March using Google Maps set on June 27 1

MANILA -- A group consisting of employees from tech companies as well as community volunteers is set to hold a virtual Pride March this weekend.

Called "Pride March From Home: United for COVID Relief," the event organized by Pride@Tech will use Google Maps to enable people to show solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly those affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

It will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, via the March for Pride website

Participants will be asked to create a virtual march route on the website by nominating any local destination, picking a rainbow color for the route line, writing a caption, and sharing it on social media.

Toward the end, they can make a donation that will go to LGBTQ+ communities affected by the pandemic.

"We believe in the power of technology like Google Maps in bringing possibilities. The virtual Pride March this year not only continues to show the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community but the helpfulness of the digital space to further unite people for a cause wherever they are in the world," Marv Echipare, co-founder of Pride@Tech and product support strategy manager at Google, said in a statement.