Over 150 Pride events have been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic the latest including EuroPride and Birmingham Pride events.
Thessaloniki Pride was to host EuroPride 2020 between 20 and 28 June. They have not yet announced a new date.
Evangelos Chouliaras, spokesperson for Thessaloniki Pride said:
“After three years of hard work and dedication we are of course devastated that EuroPride 2020 in Thessaloniki cannot take place when we hoped.
“We are conscious that, apart from the gathering and travelling restrictions, there is little appetite for the celebratory aspects of EuroPride so soon after such devastating losses in Europe and around the globe.
“Nevertheless, we are determined to find a way to make the event happen, hopefully later in 2020.”
Birmingham Pride has also been postponed, although they have announced new dates - 5 and 6 September.
Organizers said: “We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously later into the summer months, so that we can go ahead with one of the most important dates in the LGBTQ calendar. We will do whatever it takes.
“Birmingham Pride is important to us all and the fantastic charities that we support.
“We are currently negotiating with all artists from this year’s line up to appear in September. And we are still very much excited to present what will be the biggest and best Birmingham Pride to date.”
As ‘Gay Star News’ reports, organisers also added that ticket holders will have their tickets automatically transferred for the new dates.
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