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Come Out With Pride 2020 Takes Place October 10 with Virtual, Social Distanced Events

Tuesday September 29, 2020

Come Out With Pride 2020 Takes Place October 10 with Virtual, Social Distanced Events

Pride is not canceled in Orlando. The annual Come Out With Pride event still takes place in 2020 but in a very unique way. Come Out With Pride's "Pride In The House" event takes place on Saturday, October 10, with a combination of "Pride In The House Virtual Extravaganza," "Pride In The Streets Vehicle Procession" and other virtual and social distanced events throughout the week.

The overarching theme of this year's event is Pride In The House, which reinforces the importance of avoiding large gatherings. Our Board of Directors recognizes that the annual pride celebration in Orlando needs to be different this year, but also feels that the event is too important to cancel, especially during challenging times like these.

"Pride puts a spotlight on our community and greatly increases our visibility," states Come Out With Pride Board President Jeff Prystajko. "Without Pride we risk losing our momentum to educate others about the issues still affecting us. Pride allows our collective voices to be heard. Although Come Out With Pride takes place a different way this year in order to keep our community social-distanced and safe, we will not be silenced."

The supersized "Pride In The House Virtual Extravaganza," presented by 26Health, connects the community with a mix of fun interviews, stunning performances by favorite local artists, spotlights on ally partners, and supersized performances from special guest stars including pop music artist Robin S., and Detox and Roxxxy Andrews from "RuPaul's Drag Race." Viewers are encouraged to plan small get-togethers with Pride-themed décor, food and beverages with their family or close-knit group of friends. The "Pride In The House Virtual Extravaganza" main event streams live on the Come Out With Pride Facebook and YouTube channels at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, with additional pre-show entertainment throughout the afternoon.

The "Pride In The Streets" event, presented by Truist, is a way to show Pride throughout Orlando in a vehicle procession like the city has never seen. The procession spotlights community grand marshals Charlotte "Cha-Cha" Davis, Mike Nemcheck and Chantel Reshae while participants travel a 15+ mile route around Orlando in decorated vehicles to show their Pride in a social distanced setting. The procession begins at noon on Saturday, October 10, and passes by many of the city's LGBTQ+ businesses and landmarks to show how we are all still united together. All are invited to view or apply to participate in the event.

Other official "Pride In The House" events include the annual Drag Race 5k hosted by Zebra Coalition in a virtual format, an online performance and forum by Orlando Gay Chorus, a popup bakery fundraiser by Bowie Bakery and more. Special "Pride In The House" merchandise and details about all activities are available at comeoutwithpride.com. Virtual shows will be viewable at facebook.com/comeoutwithpride and youtube.com/comeoutwithpride.

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