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Dayton LGBT Center Announces Virtual Pride Event For 2020

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Jerry Kenney

Downtown Dayton’s Annual Pride festival, which was originally scheduled for early June then postponed until August, has officially been cancelled. The Greater Dayton LGBT Center announced the cancellation on their Facebook page this past weekend.

Board President, RJ McKay says the decision to cancel in-person events wasn’t easy, but something that was necessary.

“We couldn't responsibly hold Pride and know that people would not be negatively, or possibly negatively affected. So, we decided to just go ahead and cancel it,” he said.

However, McKay says the center is planning a virtual Pride celebration that will be televised on cable access channel DATV and streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

“So that hopefully, if you can't tune in live that you'll be able to watch it after the fact.”

The Center says the event on August 22 will be similar to the annual Pride Stage Show that features local speakers and entertainment acts.