LA Pride was originally planned in June, 2020. Due to COVID-19, it got postponed and was to be dated. However, even that plan has changed. In person pride celebrations have been cancelled. Instead, LA Pride will go virtual with a myriad of other digital events that will persist even till 2021. Note that LA Pride has yet to date their events (and make flyers), so on the calendar page, I will assume (until further information is available) that their virtual pride is on June.
“As we work through these difficult times together as a community, we must remember that Pride is not just about a specific month or weekend in June. Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community lives and breathes Pride every day,” said CSW Executive Director Madonna Cacciatore. “The cancellation of in-person events will not deter the spirit of our community, nor will it detract from the enormous impact the founders of our movement have had on history. CSW is continuing to work with LA Pride partners to create a celebration over digital platforms, including participation in this year’s virtual Global Pride. As a community, weathering this storm together will unite us and increase our appreciation for one another.”
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary, LA Pride has been working on new and exciting initiatives that will be hosted on various digital platforms in the coming months. LA Pride is committed to adapting to the current climate and ensuring the Pride celebration will be a staple moment with diverse and creative ways to honor the LGBTQ+ community regardless of an in-person gathering. More details to be announced in the lead up to LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June.
Read the full statement on their website here.