Indy Pride cancels parade, fest and will hold virtual event

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Indianapolis and the Indiana State Capitol. (Image by David Mark from Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana state capital became the newest community to cancel in-person Pride events on Friday.

RTV6, an ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, reported that the Indy Pride board announced a virtual Pride celebration in place of the parade and festival.

From RTV6:

Due to COVID-19 and recommended social distancing, Indy Pride had announced in March that all Pride festivities were to be postponed. On Friday, however, the decision was made to cancel all in-person events for the year, officially.

“The Indy Pride Board of Directors has made the decision to modify the Indy Pride Festival and our traditional live Pride Month events out of concern for the health and safety of attendees, volunteers and staff,” Indy Pride’s updated advisory read. “Don’t worry though, we are doing everything we can to ensure that Pride Month remains a time for us all to be visible, to feel embraced and to celebrate and connect with other incredible community members!”

The virtual Indy Pride Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Further details on the event were not initially made available, as the board and staff of Indy Pride are still engaging in conversations about how to go about that.

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