Pride San Antonio to hold virtual celebration in June

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

The party will go on — online.

Pride San Antonio announced Friday that the annual Pride Bigger Than Texas celebration will move to a virtual platform amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event will take place on June 27.

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Instead of the usual in-person parade and festival, Pride Bigger Than Texas-Celebrate PRIDE 365 will broadcast live performances and presentations.

“Our Board of Directors feel that this decision is in the best interest of our community and this will allow us all to move through these trying times and look with great PRIDE and Positivity to 2021,” organizers said in a statement.

Participants will follow social distancing guidelines during the show, set to stream from multiple locations, including Luther’s Café, HEAT Nightclub and the Bonham Exchange.

The list of performers features The Original Cover Girls, Shelly Lares and Angel Bonilla.

Pride San Antonio has donated over $240,000 to local nonprofits over the past 16 years. This year will be no different.

Donations to eight local charities will be encouraged during the June celebration.

Organizers said details regarding the event’s schedule and streaming platforms will be forthcoming.

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