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And I Was hoping Pride Parades Would Go Away

And I Was hoping Pride Parades Would Go Away

May 6, 2020

Pride is one of the seven deadly sins.

Pride parades celebrate sin.

I hoped Pride parades would go away during the coronavirus pandemic.

But no, they are moving to a more dangerous place: the internet.

From the Denver Post,

Don't you dare put those Pride flags away just yet.

The Center on Colfax said Denver's annual PrideFest is still on for June 20 and 21 -- parade, 5K, DJ parties and all -- despite the coronavirus outbreak. But this year, it'll be online.

"Instead we will work on creating a virtual Pride Event including the 5k, marketplace, and parade. A more full plan is expected in the coming weeks. We will reach out to those that have paid for pride booth's and the parade to discuss the new plans and impacts with those companies and individuals."

Parade: Parade floats will submit "fun-filled" videos that The Center will live stream. And don't worry, the stream will still include lively commentary from queens and the like.

5K: You won't get the same colorful community of runners and spectators in front of the Capitol, but you still may see rainbows in the streets. Participants will run a 5K nearby their homes and submit their times independently. The Center will send commemorative t-shirts.

Dance parties: DJs from clubs around Denver will host parties via Twitch. Unfortunately, you will have to provide your own Vodka Red Bulls.

Drag shows and other main stage entertainment: Performers who were already scheduled will shift their shows online.

Showing your pride: The Center is encouraging people to decorate their homes and apartment balconies. Share your photos online to spread Pride.

Exhibitors and job fair: The Center will set up an online marketplace so you can check out the various "booths." There will also be an online job board for people to find LGBTQ-friendly employment opportunities.

Rally and other events: The Center said details on the rally and other Pride events are still to come. You can find the latest updates on The Center's website.

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