Not even a pandemic can stop Orlandoans who want to Come Out With Pride, as the massive annual celebration of the city’s LGBTQ+ community is taking innovative new forms with a vehicle parade and online event Oct. 10.
Festivities normally take place at Lake Eola Park, with thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies joining in for a rainbow-filled day of merriment in downtown Orlando. This year, the event remains just as vital, said Come Out With Pride President Jeff Prystajko, and will proceed with safety precautions in mind.
The virtual half of Come Out With Pride 2020 was inspired by online events the organization hosted earlier this year, which were well-received by the public, Prystajko said.
“We did a few ‘Stay In With Pride’ virtual events showing performers and talent from Orlando. It was really successful and helped us raise over $16,000 for the Central Florida LGBTQ+ Relief Fund,” he