The Hollywood Reporter reports:
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another major event: L.A. Gay Pride. The Twitter account for the festival, @LAPride, posted the announcement Thursday afternoon in what marks one of the first major events postponed months from now.
Gay Pride was scheduled to run June 12-14 in what was to be a commemorative event celebrating its 50th anniversary. More than 200,000 typically turn out over the course of the weekend for street fairs, celebrities, performances and a colorful parade.
“Due to the concerns of COVID-19, [event organizer Christopher Street West] will postpone all events related to the 50th Anniversary of LA Pride that were scheduled for June 2020,” read the tweet. “Organizers are assessing the situation. More information to be provided around the postponement as details become available.”
From the White Party’s Facebook page:
We are saddened by the situation with COVID-19, and urge everyone to stay safe and to follow the guidelines provided by local health and city officials.
We never want to disappoint our attendees, but your safety, and the safety of our staff and local community, is something we take very seriously.
All tickets purchased for the April 2020 weekend will now be transferred to these new dates, or we will honor them for White Party 2021 Weekend.
Due to the concerns of COVID-19, CSW will postpone all events related to the 50th Anniversary of LA Pride that were scheduled for June 2020. Organizers are assessing the situation. More information to be provided around the postponement as details become available.
— LA Pride (@lapride) March 12, 2020