Orlando pride festival postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

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With Hurricane Matthew barrelling down on the east coast, Come Out With Pride Orlando has announced this weekend’s festival will be postponed until November.

From the group’s message:

Due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Matthew and the risk that it imposes to Central Florida, the organizers of Come Out With Pride (COWP) are postponing this weekend’s festivities to November. The safety of participants and attendees is our highest priority.

The Central Florida area is currently facing the possibility of widespread power outages, obstructed roadways, and high demand for Police and Fire services in the period following the storm. While the weather forecast for Saturday is favorable for our event, expected conditions today and Friday will severely impact the ability of our team to set up and prepare the park for a festival. Additionally, many non-local vendors, entertainers and supporting businesses will be unable to participate due to transportation and logistical issues.

With so many in the community looking forward to uniting together at Pride, the COWP board is committed to making the event happen at a later time in November. We will be working with officials on alternative plans and will announce the details as soon as possible. Updates will be posted to comeoutwithpride.com and COWP social media channels as they become available.

So far, no deities have claimed responsibility for the pre-sin smiting.

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