Heritage of Pride, in partnership with the City of New York, announced that the NYC Pride 2020 roster of events, originally scheduled for June 14-28, will not take place as planned.
Due to the collective concern for the overall safety of the community, the organization has worked closely with the City to arrive at this decision.
San Francisco and Los Angeles are among the other U.S. cities that have cancelled their Pride activities.
"New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. We've come a long way since the first Christopher Street Liberation Day March 50 years ago, which is a testament to the bravery and resiliency of LGBTIA+ New Yorkers in the struggle for equality," said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. "While this pandemic prevents us from coming together to march, it will in no way stop us from celebrating the indelible contributions that the LGBTIA+ community has made to New York City or from recommitting ourselves to the fight for equal rights."
As a founding member of InterPride, the board and membership of Heritage of Pride have agreed to participate in the virtual Global Pride event Saturday, June 27. Additionally, NYC Pride will continue to focus on initiatives like Pride Gives Back.