Gay Pride image for Gay Pride Month

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in NYC. A police raid on a gay bar sparked a movement that continues today. Image by Angela Yuriko Smith from Pixabay

As you probably already know ...

All previously planned summer and fall events of the 2020 Blue Ridge Pride Festival have been cancelled, according to what we learned from Blue Ridge Pride. 

This includes:

  • Blue Ridge Pride Festival

  • Welcoming WNC Procession

  • MX Pride Pageant

  • Movies & Mixer Series

  • LGBTQ Story Slam

  • June Pride Party

Obviously community safety has to be the number one priority. To keep the festival safe, it would have been so small that it wouldn’t make sense for community partners and vendors.  

Finding Alternative Event Formats

Blue Ridge Pride is exploring alternative, small-scale events with local vendors, partners and festival organizations: such as using Pack Square Park in September, outdoor movie-in-the-park or a small-scale rally. So as soon as we know something, we'll let you know. 

Just be careful and stay safe. There's a lot going on with Covid and unemployment and demonstrations. 

In the meantime, take a look back at Pride 2018

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