Commissioner Celebrates Pride 2020
Although this year’s June Pride month is being celebrated differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter McCall is supporting the LGBTQ+ community and sharing their messages of support.
Various marches in Cumbria have been postponed until 2021, but the celebration of Pride 2020 has not. Virtual celebrations such as Pride parades, zoom gatherings, street parties and community events are being held on-line.
As a way of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and their influence on villages and towns in Cumbria, Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall comments: “Some of the usual celebrations during Pride month 2020 are not able to take place the way they normally would. For example, Silloth Pride’s parade this Saturday is a Virtual Facebook show between 2-6.30pm and I encourage people to tune in.
“Now during lockdown restrictions, more so than ever, it is important to share our messages of support to the LGBTQ+ community, show what we believe in and celebrate equality with everyone.
“This year’s celebration is being referred to as the ‘Pride Inside’ year and the fact that the LGBTQ+ community is responsibly staying safe, staying inside and virtually celebrating Pride is a credit to everyone involved.”