New York City officially cancels all in-person events for Pride 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will celebrate pride online. The NYC Pride organizers are looking into making the best pride experience online during this time reinforcing social distancing.
NYC Pride confirmed performers to headline the event including Janelle Monáe, Pussy Riot, and Betty Who. The NYC Pride organizers are looking into creating a safe event online so people can celebrate pride without risking their health.
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NYC Pride planned on having a huge celebration this year for the 50 year anniversary of Pride events and want to make it just as special for people to celebrate online. San Francisco and San Diego were also forced to cancel their Pride weeks including all in-person events and celebrations.
NYC Pride will be focusing on the Pride Gives Back initiative while participating in the virtual Global Pride event on June 27.