The Board of Directors of the Louisville Pride Foundation has made the difficult but unavoidable decision to cancel the 2020 Louisville Pride Festival.
Instead of the Festival, we are planning a Day of Service, a special week of Digital Pride, and an online Town Hall to present a Community Center plan we have been working on for over a year.
- DAY OF SERVICE Our Community Engagement committee is organizing a Day of Service to replace the Festival. Planning will prioritize safety, and details will be announced soon.
- DIGITAL PRIDE We started Digital Pride in response to COVID-19, and this collection of online programs has raised money for charity, lifted spirits, and provided income for local entertainers. We will be presenting a special week of Digital Pride programming in September, with music, drag, interviews, games, and more.
- LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTER TOWN HALL For the last year or so, we have been leading a collaborative process to develop a plan for opening an LGBTQ Community Center in Louisville. We intend to publicly present that plan in September of 2020.
All of these events are still in the planning stages, and are subject to change. We welcome your input. Anyone wishing to help with planning should email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will announce additional details on our website and social media as we get closer.
Vendors who have already registered and paid for the 2020 Festival may receive a refund, convert their registration to a tax-deductible donation, or roll their payment forward towards next year’s event.
We would like to thank our donors, sponsors, and volunteers for their support in this difficult year. Critical financial support has been provided by Norton Healthcare, United Auto Workers Local 862, Republic Bank, and My Financing USA. Additional support for Digital Pride has been provided by the Fairness Campaign, Evo Mortgage, Heine Brothers Coffee, the ACLU of Kentucky, Connally Law Offices, and Caperton Realty.
Louisville Pride brings communities together through collaboration, empowerment, and celebration. While the Festival is our biggest event, the Louisville Pride Foundation is a year-round organization, and we welcome you to join us in our work. Learn more on our website, www.louisvillepride.com.