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Dear Baton Rouge Pride Friends and Family,
This is a moment in time when we must once again call upon the strength of our community to address a public health issue. The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is impacting global health, and it is incumbent upon all of us to take seriously our personal responsibility with regards to public health.
Though as of this email, the Greater Baton Rouge Area does not have any individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, we feel the need to start taking measures to ensure that the LGBTQ+ Community is safe. In ongoing conversations with local and state health officials, Baton Rouge Pride will abide by their guidance to help prevent the spread of the virus. We understand the challenges that these changes will bring to many of us and are deeply appreciative of your support as we all work to navigate this ever-shifting landscape.
Due to this, we will, unfortunately, be postponing our annual Bear Night event on March 27 as our special guest host is no longer able to attend. We will be working with George’s Place to reschedule this event as many look forward to it. We do have several other events planned out in the coming months and will be assessing those events closer to their dates. As of today, all other events are still scheduled to go on as planned.
With Baton Rouge Pride over four months away, event planning will still move forward with informed and cautious optimism. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and to keep everyone updated on any developments that may impact or change our plans.
I believe in our community's ability to address this new challenge with integrity and compassion. We must combat this new virus with a calm and measured response that honors our most vulnerable. We will fight this together, and Together We Rise.
With Love and Pride,