The largest LGBTQ Pride Parade in Florida is rescheduling. That’s according to organizers for St. Pete Pride, which announced that festivities have been pushed back to the fall.
“St Pete Pride is actively working with the City of St. Petersburg to secure new dates for the events and will make additional changes to the schedule (as necessary) to move forward with the celebrations,” organizers wrote online.
In a statement, St Pete Pride Board President Chrys Bundy said that he recognizes how meaningful his pride celebration is to the local LGBTQ community.
“Although we may not be able to physically gather as we normally would this June, our postponement will in no way diminish what it means to be PROUD in St Pete and Tampa Bay,” he added. “We will still find ways to raise our flags of all colors, celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of our community, and spotlight the issues our movement still faces.”
Bundy told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that one date St. Pete Pride requested was September 26.
“I can confirm that is one potential date being considered,” Benjamin Kirby, Communications Director for the City of St. Petersburg wrote in an email to CL. “Will let you know more [information] as we get it.
St. Pete Pride was set for June 26-28, and it’s postponement comes after Tampa Pride—originally set for March 28—rescheduled for May 30.
In a phone call on Tuesday, Tampa Pride President Carrie West told CL that Tampa pride has a meeting with City of Tampa officials on Thursday to discuss the matter.
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