We, the organisers of Pride Edinburgh, were so excited to bring a colourful celebration to the capital city to mark our 25th anniversary. It is with heavy hearts that through this letter we announce that Pride Edinburgh is cancelled. This decision was not taken lightly. The most up-to-date advice regarding coronavirus is that those who are at serious risk of infection should self-isolate for 12 weeks. This period would surpass our scheduled event date. Additionally, we have no guarantee that restrictions around general isolation as well as advice for large events will be lifted by the 13th of June.
Dublin LGBTQ Pride
Thousand of people have taken to the streets of Edinburgh to celebrate the city's Pride festival. This year's event marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York when young LGBT people changed the face of the gay rights movement. Speaking outside the Scottish Parliament, Green co-convenor Patrick Harvie referenced the campaign that led to the scrapping of the controversial Section 28 law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools and said it was now important to stand together to fight for trans rights. Earlier this week gender identification changes proposed by the Scottish government were shelved to allow further consultation on the way trans people receive legal recognition.
UK Gay Pride Calendar 2020
Since , volunteers have organised a Pride March and a community-based festival in June, alternating between the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. A new organisation, AL D ltd was founded in to continue the tradition of the annual march and festival. This organisation changed its name to Pride Scotia Edinburgh in and a separate organisation Pride Scotia Glasgow was created with the two organisations organising Pride Scotia in their respective cities in alternate years thereafter. In , the Glasgow arm of the organisation announced it was splitting completely, and has since used the name Pride Glasgow. The precursor event to Pride Scotia was called Lark in the Park.
Find out about Pride events near you, throughout and show your pride at an event or two, or three, you get the idea. For full details about each pride event click on the pride name and date to be taken to that prides website. Whether you travel locally to a parade or event, or further afield, have fun and stay safe!