An Update on the 2020 North Shore Pride Parade and Festival

 

 

After much difficult deliberation, North Shore Pride’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020
North Shore Pride Parade & Festival events (originally scheduled for June 25th-28th) due to public safety
concerns around COVID-19. As always, we remain committed to promoting the welfare and unity of the
LGBTQ community across the North Shore, and this includes focusing on the health and safety of our
community first and foremost.

We recognize that members of our community are experiencing social isolation, financial hardship,
healthcare concerns and other negative impacts of the current crisis. Now is the time for our community
members to reach out to vulnerable neighbors and friends with compassion. North Shore Pride
encourages members to take care of each other and to share supportive resources.

North Shore Pride’s theme for this year is “Uniting Community” and, despite the cancellation of the
Parade & Festival, we must do just that. Over the coming months, North Shore Pride will be announcing
innovative ways to keep our community connected and to provide resources to the most vulnerable in
our community. Remember, we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.

While we will miss seeing everyone in person on the Salem Common this June, the Board of North Shore
Pride is currently planning alternative events for 2020, in addition to North Shore Pride’s 10 Year
Anniversary Parade and Festival for 2021!

For more information, please stay in touch with North Shore Pride in the coming months through our
website at www.northshorepride.org, as well as our social media accounts listed on the site. Through
these outlets we will be sharing updates on all future events. Please email
[email protected] with any questions.

In the meantime, please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected with North Shore Pride!

Together in spirit,

North Shore Pride Board of Directors

Hope Watt-Bucci, President
Katelyn Mills, Clerk
Dan Sousa, Treasurer
Dani DuBois, Member
Roshan Mahato, Member
Kirsten Freni, Member
Tonya Nash, Member

Sherry Gagne, Member
Lisa Watt-Bucci, Member

Nancy Bacigalupo, Member
Lane Glaster-West, Member

Stay tuned for more information!