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PRIDE HOUSTON OPTS FOR BLOCK PARTY IN MONTROSE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR THE 2021 PRIDE PARADE     >>    

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CONTACT: Tatiauna Holland, 832-328-7877 or info@tjhollandlaw.com

Houston, TX- At Pride Houston’s Kick Off event on Sunday, July 25, 2021 the organization announced it would host a smaller block party in the historic Montrose neighborhood instead of its larger annual Pride parade. We want to make very clear that this was not a City of Houston decision.“ We [Pride Houston] were looking forward to bringing back the parade this year since some COVID restrictions have been relaxed. But as new COVID infections are rising and the presence of the Delta variant we think it would be more prudent to host a smaller capacity event.” says Thasia Madison Pride Houston President.At the kickoff event Pride Houston explained that permitting had been secured from the City of Houston for a September 25th Celebration Festival and Parade, but Pride Houston independently decided to scale back their annual event. “However, it was our decision to postpone the parade until 2022. We love our community and want to keep it safe.

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It Started with a Riot: March Cancelled + Rally To Be Livestreamed

 

**THIS IS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT YOU CAN JOIN US ONLINE!** 

Please tune in to Facebook or pridehouston.org on Saturday at 11am for our virtual rally.

To our LGBTQ+ Community,

Pride Houston understands that we do not live in a bubble and we are also in the middle of another public health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the rapid rise of recent infection and hospitalization in Texas, and in consultation with various health providers and the City of Houston we have agreed to host a Virtual Rally and to forego a formal march. The Rally will still include the planned program at the same date and time and will be available for livestream on the Pride Houston social media. 

Pride Houston, in coordination with various community organizations and stakeholders, was originally scheduled to host a First Amendment March + Rally at Houston City Hall on Saturday, June 27th. This grassroots event to address the systemic bias and racism that exists in policing and criminal justice policies nation-wide was important to all of us because it draws attention to the important fact that racist policing policies are not just a criminal justice problem but also a public health emergency. It is a public health emergency that disproportionately affects black and brown people and also queer people. 

We implore all of you to join us virtually and share your voice with #itstartedwithariot!

 

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