Organizers Replace San Antonio's Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade With Virtual Event

Julian P. LedezmaMarchers in the 2018 Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade. Pride San Antonio, organizers of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade, announced on May 1 that both events, slated for June 27, will be replaced by a virtual celebration instead.A statement sent tofrom James Poindexter, board secretary of Pride S.A. says, The Board of Directors of Pride San Antonio Inc. has come to an important decision regarding Pride Bigger Than Texas 2020. In an effort to maximize the safety and well-being of our community and to continue to control the spread of COVID-19 we have opted to move Pride Bigger Than Texas 2020 to a virtual platform.The virtual celebration, dubbed Celebrate PRIDE365, will take place on June 27 as part of the streaming of Global Pride, a 24-hour digital, worldwide Pride celebration organized by InterPride, a global federation of Pride organizations, and the European Pride Organizers Association. Dallas has slated July 25 and 26 for their events, Houstons are targeted for Fall 2020, and Austins are scheduled for August 15.Our most important concern and priority is the safety, security, health, and overall well-being of our community and nation, the Pride S.A statement said. Our board of directors feel that this decision is in the best interest of our community and this will allow us all to move through these trying times and look with great PRIDE and Positivity to 2021.