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Atlanta Pride cancels all in-person activities including parade, festival for second year

ATLANTA — With COVID-19 cases surging across the metro, the Atlanta Pride Committee announced Wednesday that it has canceled all large in-person activities for this year’s festival, scheduled to take place Oct. 9-10.

That includes the Pride festival and parade.

We’ll have the latest on this developing story starting on Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m.

“We’ve been working all year to plan a safer, in person celebration and as much as we want to get together, we know with the delta surge gathering together right now is just not safe for the community we love,” the committee said in video statement on Facebook.

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In a news release, the committee asked that everyone do their part to help end the pandemic and get vaccinated.

“Although we are saddened by this decision, we are confident that this is the right decision for the health and wellness of the community. In the interim, we ask everyone to do their part by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and to follow all public health guidance so we can gather together for the Atlanta Pride Celebration in 2022,” the news release said.

This is the second year in a row that the Pride festival and parade has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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