AN ONLINE, worldwide Pride event taking place this weekend is to dedicate their UK content to the three men who died in the terror attack in Reading on Saturday.

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Global Pride is broadcasting more than 24 hours of content from more than 500 Pride organisations globally, alongside speeches from world leaders and politicians including US Vice President Joe Biden and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, as well as appearances from major artists including Pussycat Dolls, Olivia Newton John and Todrick Hall.

Organisers expect the event to attract up to 300 million viewers.

Organisers announced today (June 25) that the content from more than 50 Prides in the UK would be dedicated to the memory of Joe Ritchie-Bennett, James Furlong and David Wails.

All three men were friends of organisers of Reading Pride and members of the LGBTI+ community.

The tribute will be almost exactly one week since the attack.

The Global Pride broadcast begins at 6am on Saturday (June 27) in the UK, but the British content will be broadcast between 6.10pm and 8.10pm at

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Steve Taylor, one of the organisers of Global Pride, said: "One of the reasons we have Pride is to highlight and stand up to the violence that our community faces. "It is important to everyone on the Global Pride team that we mark the passing of Joe, James and David, as well as the many other LGBTI+ people killed and murdered across the globe.

"Our thoughts are with the LGBTI+ community in Reading and with their friends and family."