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Dallas Southern Pride cancels Black Pride Weekend events due to concerns over monkeypox

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Officials with Dallas Southern Pride announced this week that they have cancelled Black Pride Weekend events traditionally scheduled each year at the end of September/first of October due to concern over increasing monkeypox infections in Dallas County. “Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the wider community, as the transmission rate of monkeypox continues to rise, the Dallas Southern Pride Black Pride Weekend 2022 event planning committee, including Abounding Prosperity Inc., a health service organization, has decided to postpone its Black Pride weekend activities scheduled to take place Sept.

29-Oct. 1,” officials said in a written statement. “Dallas Southern Pride plans to reconvene by hosting a holiday themed weekend of events beginning Dec.

17. “For 25 years, people in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, especially those in the Black LGBTQ community, have trusted Dallas Southern Pride to provide safe and exciting Pride experiences.

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