Pride in London has announced the postponement of its annual parade due to coronavirus.
The parade — along with associated events, which have also been cancelled — had been planned for Saturday 27 June. Pride in London is looking for a new parade date, and is hopeful that it can take place before the end of the year.
Other events that have been postponed include the Pride Festival, Pride's Got Talent, Pride in the City, Pride Boxing and the Pride 10k.
The cancellation came after the organisers took into consideration Public Health England and the UK government's advice over how long the pandemic could last.
Alison Camps & Michael Salter-Church, Co-Chairs of Pride in London, said:
We've been working closely with the Greater London Authority and have their support in taking this decision. We're also currently working with key partners including Westminster City Council, the Metropolitan Police Service, TfL and London Fire Brigade to look at the possibility of another date. We'd like to thank our partners and agencies, as well as our volunteers and the public for their patience and ongoing support during this time.
Allyship is needed more than ever, so we ask everyone to continue to be kind, loving and generous. Our priority now will be to look closely at how we can support and bring communities together over the coming months.