Due to safety concerns, Orlando’s Pride weekend, originally scheduled to take place this weekend, has been postponed until November as Hurricane Matthew slowly makes its way towards Florida’s eastern coast.
Come Out With Pride, the organizers of Orlando’s Pride, celebrations, released a statement regarding the postponement.
“The Central Florida area is currently facing the possibility of widespread power outages, obstructed roadways, and high demand for Police and Fire services in the period following the storm. While the weather forecast for Saturday is favorable for our event, expected conditions today and Friday will severely impact the ability of our team to set up and prepare the park for a festival. Additionally, many non-local vendors, entertainers and supporting businesses will be unable to participate due to transportation and logistical issues.”
This year’s Pride celebrations in Orlando have taken a special significance for the LGBT across the nation, as this is the first Orlando Pride since the shooting at Pulse Nightclub this past June.