CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The local organizers in charge of the PRIDE festival have announced the cancellation of this year's in-person festivities.
After three and a half months of postponing activities, the Mosaic Project of South Texas decided to regroup and try again in 2021.
“The LGBTQIA+ community missed PRIDE Month activities in June and we were hopeful things would improve so there could be events during LGBT History Month in October,” said Tom Tagliabue, President of the Mosaic Project of South Texas, which plans PRIDE events in Corpus Christi.
PRIDE organizations in Amarillo, Dallas Southern, North Texas (Plano), Sun City (El Paso), Houston, Lubbock, Basin (Midland-Odessa), San Marcos, South Padre Island, Texas LatinX and Waco. have also canceled PRIDE events for 2020.
“The health and safety of the LGBTQIA+ community, our sponsors, allies, friends and families in the Coastal Bend must come first," said Tagliabue.
Board members are considering virtual events in October.
“If there is community interest and creative minds come together,” board member Randy Stubbs said, “We can hold a virtual event in the future which protects the health of everyone and gives us an outlet to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community.”
Organizers remind the public to follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.