Dublin Pride has been cancelled due to #Covid-19
A sad day.
Dublin Pride has officially been cancelled due to Covid-19.
The annual Pride festival, including the parade and subsequent events surrounding it, was due to take place in June.
The parade was initially postponed until September but organisers, Dublin LGBTQ Pride, have since said that they will launch a digital event instead.
"It is with great regret that Dublin LGBTQ Pride has decided to cancel our annual Pride Parade for 2020," they said in a statement today.
"Although we had initially postponed the Parade until September, we feel the scale of one of the largest events in the country would place unnecessary pressure on essential frontline services and resources that will have been at full stretch for many months.
"When we chose “In This Together” as our theme for 2020, we knew it was not just a phrase, but a responsibility.
"A responsibility to act in the best interests of all our communities, to react to changing circumstances and to support our frontline workers."
The first Digital Dublin Pride Festival will feature a fully interactive virtual Pride parade and a Pride concert.
Buildings across the city will still don Pride flags and will be lit up to celebrate the LGBTQ community.
"Pride isn’t cancelled, we’re just bringing it home," they said.