San Diego Pride parade canceled due to coronavirus

San Diego Pride parade canceled due to coronavirus

SAN DIEGO, CA — San Diego Pride’s three-day summer celebration has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization issued a statement Thursday announcing the annual event, which was slated for July, was canceled due to concerns of public health and safety.

“This pandemic has impacted all of us. We have had to change how we live our lives and Pride is no different,” said Pride Board Co-Chair Sue Hartman. “This was not an easy decision, but everyone’s health and safety are paramount. Rest assured, our community will find ways to celebrate Pride together again.”

In addition to canceling the parade and other in-person events, San Diego Pride announced it has moved all programming to virtual spaces. Virtual program adaptations will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months, according to the organization.

San Diego Pride will also take part in a virtual “Global Pride” event on June 27, joining Pride organizations around the world “to share messages of hope for our movement.”

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