(Tea Party 247) – Even though the whole world is on virtual lockdown, the United Kingdom’s gay community is a bit concerned their pride won’t be heard loudly and clearly enough if they practice that whole “social distancing” thing.
Organizers of a gay pride parade in Brighton say that the event is still scheduled to go ahead despite several other similar events being canceled over concerns of the global coronavirus pandemic.
“More than 100 major Pride events round the world, including London, Birmingham and EuroPride, have abandoned this year’s events but with just 18 weeks to go, Brighton – worth around £20 million to the city – has not yet said it will cancel,” the Mirror reports.
Any large-scale event like a Pride parade would be a bad idea but remember, these people tend to dance around in speedos and bondage gear, making it probably even more unsanitary.
The parade is scheduled for August 1st and 2nd and marks the 30th anniversary of the event. It will feature performances by Mariah Carey and the Pussycat Dolls, according to Summit News.
“With the current situation regarding Covid-19 changing at a rapid pace, we will continue contingency planning and working with our partner agencies to deliver a safe and successful event,” a statement from organizers reads.
As you can imagine, this has caught quite a bit of attention.
“Every large event worldwide has been cancelled due to this horrible virus and potential for massive loss of life. Get a grip and do the right thing!!” wrote one Twitter user.
There were also other concerns, as Summit News notes, and some argued that “emergency services who may still be embroiled with or recovering from the coronavirus pandemic shouldn’t be forced to cover the parade.”
While some expect the lockdown should be over by August, such as England’s deputy chief medical officer Dr. Jenny Harries who said this week that we could expect restrictions to continue for another six months.
As of Tuesday morning, there were 826,222 confirmed cases of the coronavirus globally with 40,708 dead.
In the UK, there were 25,474 cases and 1,793 deaths.