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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts To Cancellation of In-Person San Diego Pride Events

04/16/20

Read the full Pride Status Update from San Diego Pride here.

After weeks of thoughtful consideration, today, San Diego Pride’s Board of Directors and staff announced that all in-person gatherings scheduled for July 2020 will not take place as planned. The health and safety of all must come first and foremost. Given the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, large-scale events such as Pride Parades and Festivals are simply not possible and pose too much of a risk to public health and safety.

“For decades, San Diego Pride has formed the cornerstone of our community, fostering a spirit of inclusion, equality and respect for all San Diegans," said Supervisor Fletcher. "While we may not be physically gathering together to celebrate this year’s Pride, we stand united in our solidarity and commitment to celebrating our resilient LGBTQ+ community.”

San Diego Pride, as a founding member of InterPride, is taking a strong leadership position in support of Global Pride, a 24-hour international, virtual event happening on June 27 that promises to bring together Pride organizations from around the globe to share messages of hope for our movement. Additionally, as we have moved all of our programs to virtual spaces, we are currently investigating ways those safe and remote options will allow us to celebrate Pride and to continue to bring to light the issues that still impact our community and our movement.