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Despite their best efforts LCR Pride Foundation have made the tough decision to cancel events Pride In Liverpool and the annual March with Pride for 2021. Announced on Monday, Pride stressed that the organisation have considered all potential iterations of the event but uncertainty and potential risk around mass public gatherings in July have proved too much of a barrier.

Lewis Collins, Chair of the LCR Pride Foundation Board of Directors, said: “We have not found an option that would allow us to confidently proceed and deliver an event that would guarantee the safety, health and enjoyment of the people who attend each year, and the suppliers, businesses and partners that support the event.

“The health, safety and wellbeing of all involved with and attending the event is absolutely paramount. The ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions and the limitations we face in terms of implementing Covid-19 security measures at a free-to-access event attracting 50,000 people, has made it clear that we will not be able to deliver Pride in Liverpool or March with Pride safely and effectively in 2021.”

However, LCR Pride Foundation have promised a vibrant programme of online activity and smaller events to mark Liverpool Pride along with a theme for this year’s digital offer. They are also looking to explore smaller region-wide events later in the year while promising an incredible return for the main event in 2022.

Read Queen Zee’s experiences of Pride 2018 from issue 92 of Bido Lito! here.

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