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LGBTQ Pride Cancelled Worldwide

By Charlotte Robinson, March 22, 2020
With COVID-19 survival measures & the elimination large gatherings as social distancing becomes the new norm it’s taken a toll on our LGBTQ Pride celebrations being cancelled worldwide. InterPride the International Association of LGBTI Pride Organizers reported that over 100 Prides have been affected globally. InterPride has formed a new group to address all these issues at the international level. Linda DeMarco, Co-President, InterPride stated, “As we face an unprecedented global threat, our Pride movement will come together to support each other & create community at a time when we need it most.” Kristine Garina, President of European Pride Organizers Association concluded, “Today brings the devastating news that the number of Prides cancelling or postponing because of COVID19 will pass 100 & it’s very clear that this pandemic is going to have a huge impact on our movement. Right now we must all be focusing first on our own wellbeing & the welfare of those around us, but we are passionate about Pride & we will work together & do all we can, to help Pride organizers get through this. Every Pride organizer in the world has a story of someone whose life was changed by coming to a Pride, a story of someone who for the first time felt love & a sense of community. It’s heart-breaking that so many people will miss out on that this year, but we’re determined that Pride will continue & will change many more lives in the future.” As we adjust to the new behavioral necessities of this pandemic we can’t overlook the importance of moving forward towards full equality especially with a country like Poland creating 30 different LGBTQ ideology-free zones last August.
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