Leicester Pride has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 edition of the event was due to take place in late summer, but its organisers have today had to follow in the footsteps of numerous other Midlands Pride festivals by cancelling the planned celebration.
A statement on Leicester Pride’s social media platforms read: “We are sad to announce that Leicester Pride 2020, which was to take place this summer, will be postponed until Saturday 4 September 2021.
“Following government guidelines regarding Covid-19 and social distancing, we would not be able to guarantee a safe place for everyone involved.
“The health and safety of our team, our contractors, sponsors, volunteers and of course, you, our community, is paramount.
“While we are sure that unfortunately this will come as no surprise to most people, we are truly saddened to have to make this announcement.
"Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Victoria Park for Leicester Pride 2021.”
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