Annapolis Pride Parade postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 concerns

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The Annapolis Pride Parade and Festival, which had been scheduled for this October, will be postponed to next year citing the number of COVID-19 cases.

“We were hopeful that we could come together in person to celebrate in October, but with the resurgence of the COVID pandemic and stalling vaccination rates, in combination with the fact that children under 12 cannot be vaccinated at this time, the risk to the community is just too high,” said Annapolis Pride Founder and Board chair Jeremy Browning. “The Delta variant is on the rise in Anne Arundel County and across the country. This variant is more transmittable and potentially more deadly to unvaccinated populations than the original strain.

The parade is now scheduled to take place June 4, 2022. Participants’ registration will roll over to the new date and anyone unable to attend then may request a refund, according to a news release. Organizers will check with registered participants and communicate with volunteers in the coming weeks.

Annapolis Pride is a volunteer-run, grassroots nonprofit that advocates for the LGBTQ+ community all year round. Please email info@annapolispride.org to get more information.

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