Miami Beach Pride Wrestles With COVID as Event Approaches
From our Partners at South Florida Gay News. No masks or vaccinations, no pride. That’s the message delivered by the Miami Beach Pride committee, weeks before its first COVID-era festival and parade – when tens of thousands of LGBT people could show up to celebrate along Ocean Drive. Pride committee chair Bruce Horwich said, “We need to remind them, we need to encourage them. All of our staff and volunteers will be vaccinated, or they will be masked completely for anything they do inside or outside.” This year’s festival, from Sept. 10 through 19, is the first held in person since the start of the pandemic in early 2020. Miami Beach Pride usually is held in April. The first festival in 2009 attracted more than 15,000 spectators. An estimated 140,000 attended the most recent in-person festival in 2019. Get the complete story in this week's SFGN, on stands today.
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