Celebrating Pride in the Historic Triangle will have to wait.
Love is Love Tidewater postponed its first Pride Festival to next year because of the coronavirus.
Love is Love Williamsburg changed their name to Love is Love Tidewater in January.
“The plan is to rescheduled our event in person for next year and we are planning to do a virtual event, but more of YouTube channel not a live event,” Cat Slade, pride committee chair wrote in a text message Tuesday. “We don’t have any plans as an organization to participate in Norfolk event.”
The LGBTQ Life Center in Norfolk is hosting a “Drive-Thru Pride” event next week, according to the event’s Facebook page.
Slade said they rescheduled the Williamsburg event out of concern for the safety of the community — the new virtual event is tentatively scheduled for September.
Love is Love Tidewater wants people in the Tidewater community to share five-minute videos of drag performances, performance poetry, life stories and other entries for the virtual event.
“We hope our community stays safe and we can’t wait to celebrate with them when we are able to,” Slade wrote.
For more information about the Love is Love Tidewater virtual event, stay tuned to their Facebook page.
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