UK Black Pride is among the latest LGBT-festival casualties of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Europe’s largest celebration for LGBT+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, the festival was scheduled to take place in London on Saturday 28 June but has now been indefinitely postponed.
Issuing a statement, the festival’s organisers said: “For many in our communities, Covid-19 is only making worse what it already means to live as queer people of colour in Britain.
“Covid-19, and the attendant lockdowns and policies, will disproportionately impact Black women, our elders, immigrants, refugees and people of colour in ways we all know too well already.
“We know how many of us need a space like UK Black Pride to celebrate who we are, and we are acutely aware of how many in our communities will be having an especially difficult time during this social upheaval.”
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