Many of the annual Pride celebrations that take place in June aren’t happening in person this year because of COVID-19.
Last year’s Trinity Pride Fest was a night of music and celebration in Fort Worth’s Near Southside. On Saturday, people will have to tune in to the virtual version from home.
Veronica Duron, a Trinity Pride board member, said the group can reach a broader audience online, but some things will be missing.
“It does lack the element of physically connecting, and there’s something very special in being surrounded by — physically surrounded by people that support you,” she said.
For Trinity Pride Board President Tyler Long, the two causes go hand in hand.
“There’s been the belief for a long time that we had to fight for one thing at a time, and we could only do this at this time, and we can’t bring everybody with us,” Long said. “And I think what we’re seeing is those days are over.”
Some people still plan to gather in person to combine Pride and anti-racism protests. A DFW Pride for #BlackLivesMatter protest is scheduled in Dallas on Sunday.