Global Pride coordinators are expecting the number of Prides cancelling or postponing due to COVID-19 to reach 100 in the coming hours.
Moreover, even more Prides are likely to change their plans in the coming days and weeks.
COVID-19 has already seen high-profile postponements including Miami Beach Pride and Los Angeles Pride in the US. Meanwhile Edinburgh Pride in Scotland and Pink Dot in Singapore are among the biggest events to cancel for 2020.
Today the European Pride Organisers Association and InterPride are formally convening a regular COVID-19 action group.
The COVID-19 Pride International Coordination Group will meet regularly in the coming weeks. It will help Prides consider the impact of coronavirus, the needs of the movement and how to guarantee the future of Prides after the pandemic.
Without action, many Prides could go bust and close.