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Hampton Roads Pride Announces June And September 2021 Pride Events

Hampton Roads Pride yesterday announced a full line up of June Pride Month events and a scaled down PrideFest at the Scope Arena Plaza on September 11, 2021.

Although Hampton Roads Pride will not return to Town Point Park in 2021, the organization has worked with city officials, business partners and public health experts to take some of the most popular elements of PrideFest and reinvent them as individual events spread throughout the month of June 2021.

“We are excited to announce Hampton Roads Pride will offer a wide variety of virtual and in-person celebrations in 2021,” stated Hampton Roads Pride president Rudy Almanzor.

“Our theme this year is Revive Your Pride with the hashtags #hrpride and #reviveyourpride. We are working hard to offer opportunities for the LGBT and allied communities to revive and reconnect safely during our Pride events in June and September.”

Hampton Roads Pride is also rolling out a new Pathway of Pride program to drive much needed economic and volunteer activity beyond the borders of their usual PrideFest venue to the business districts of multiple Hampton Roads cities. ‘

President Rudy Almanzor shared, “Our Pathway of Pride program will connect our business, career, education, and wellness partners with members of the LGBT and allied communities in new ways in 2021.”

”Pride Month and PrideFest will look a little different this year. But we are confident we can prioritize public health safety in order to gather, celebrate, and invest in our community together,” Almanzor said.

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