Press release from Blue Ridge Pride:
Blue Ridge Pride is excited to announce that 2020 Pride is back on, just virtually. Back in May, after careful consideration from our Board of Directors, we determined as a result of COVID-19, community health, and social distancing, that we would cancel our plans for the Blue Ridge Pride Festival in downtown Asheville. However, we are pleased to announce that on Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m., we will be hosting a live virtual broadcast of a pride “festival” on Blue Ridge Pride Center’s Facebook page (@blueridgepridecenter).
All of your favorites will be there: live musical performances and drag shows, representation from LGBT community partners, pre-recorded segments focusing on our community’s diversity, health, safety, activities, relationships, and more. If you are interested in attending, visit facebook.com/blueridgepridecenter and let us know you are going by signing up on our Events page. It is free to sign up and attend for all. The virtual festival should last approximately two hours, but it could go longer depending on how much fun we have.
Blue Ridge Pride traces its roots back to 2009, when the community banded together to hold its first festival on a public space in Martin Luther King Park. While the festival remains core to our mission, we have expanded into many new types of events. Visit blueridgepride.org to view more information on all of our great programs. We believe that, as the world grows smaller, it is critical that we seek to create spaces that are welcoming to all, whether in person or virtually. We hope to “see” you all at virtual pride this year.