The organisers of Liverpool’s annual Pride have taken the decision to postpone this summer’s event.
Pride in Liverpool was due to take place on Saturday, July 25.
But LCR Pride Foundation today revealed it had made the difficult decision to push back the celebration of LGBT+ culture and community – one of Europe’s largest free Pride events - to later this year.
The decision includes the annual March with Pride and Pride Sundae programme of events.
Andi Herring, co-founder of LCR Pride Foundation, said: “Knowing the importance of the annual Pride in Liverpool festival to so many people, suppliers and businesses, the decision to postpone the event has not been taken lightly.
“Since the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been in regular communication with all our partners, sponsors and suppliers. We have also been closely following advice and updates from Public Health England and the UK Government.
“The decision to postpone has been led by our commitment to protect the health and wellbeing of all of our communities, both now and at our annual festival.
“We remain committed to bringing Pride in Liverpool to the city region this year, at a time when we can play a part in bringing our communities back together and help to reboot the city’s economy. We’ll be announcing our new date in the coming weeks, along with our annual theme and campaigns.”
The annual Pride event is usually held on the closest weekend to August 2 in commemoration of Michael Causer, a young gay man who was murdered in the city in 2008.