London Pride Parade Canceled For Second Year [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports:

Pride celebrations will not go ahead in London as planned due to challenges with navigating Covid-19 guidelines and legislation for large-scale events, organisers said. The event, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year, was due to take place on 11 September. Organisers said public health and wellbeing is their top priority.

In a video posted on YouTube, Christopher Joell-Deshields, executive director leading the Pride team in London, said: “Covid-19 has affected all of us, changing so much about how we live our lives and gather together in our communities. Pride, like all other major public events, has faced countless challenges with regards to safely holding one of the largest events in the capital. I’m truly saddened to say that Pride in London won’t be happening in person this year.

Read the full article. London Pride typically takes place the same June weekend as NYC Pride, but had been postponed. NYC also held no formal pride parade this year.