we didn’t have a Pride at all. This year, we had a hybrid Black Pride, but not the traditional celebration. It’s been a very difficult year, and we felt we had to do something, now that we have a little breathing room.
Hopefully the window will stay open, and COVID impact does not reappear, even with the rise of breakthrough infections.“We didn’t want to wait two more years to give people awards, because these awards were really supposed to be given out last year,” adds Fowlkes. “And while it’s not the traditional Black Pride celebration, what is traditional anymore?
We have to develop new ways of holding our events because nothing will be the same. We’re not going to go back to pre-COVID days.