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Out Alliance Announces Plans for 2020 Pride Festival Amid COVID-19 Concerns

OUT ALLIANCE IN TALKS WITH CITY OF ROCHESTER TO SECURE POSTPONEMENT DATES FOR 2020 ROC PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL. Like nearly every other event scheduled to take place the Summer of 2020, Out Alliance and ROC Pride organizers are working to ensure the very important celebration of LGBTQ+ Rochester life and culture can still happen while ensuring the safety of its guests, vendors and participants is top priority. The celebration typically stretches over the course of a week to 10 days in mid-July. Based on recommendations by the NYSDOH, CDC, County and City of Rochester it has been determined that it still may not be safe for festival go-ers to participate in an event of that size at that time. It is part of the Out Alliance’s mission as an agency to be protective and thoughtful about the health of the LGBTQ+ community as it is already especially vulnerable and experiences significant health disparities that could lead to increased COVID-19 exposure risk and transmission. Out Alliance is currently in talks with the City of Rochester to secure a postponement date for 2020 ROC Pride Parade and Festival and the new dates will be released to the public upon that date being secured.

Please stay tuned to Out Alliance website and social media outlets for more information as it becomes available.

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