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PrideFest moving to August due to coronavirus

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The annual Pride Festival and Parade in St. Louis has been postponed until August in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Pride St. Louis announced Tuesday that the festival and parade, which had been scheduled for June 27-28, will now be Aug. 15-16. PrideFest 2020 will remain at Soldier’s Memorial, downtown.

“This decision to move PrideFest 2020 was difficult for the Board to make, but the health and safety of our LGBTQIA+ Community, our family, and all those who celebrate with us, remains our main priority,” Pride St. Louis said in a statement.

The theme for PrideFest 2020 is “We Are Family.”

“This theme depicts the essence of solidarity and family that runs deep in our LGBTQIA+ Community,” the statement explains.

PrideFest 2020 will begin both days at 11 a.m. On Saturday, Aug. 15, it will run until 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Grand Pride Parade will step off from the corner of Market and Eighth streets at noon; festivities will continue until 6 p.m.

Pride St. Louis invites everyone to gather and celebrate: “We look forward to seeing everyone on August 15-16, 2020 for a weekend of fun, family, and memories.”

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