Pride 2020 Update

Due to the unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Buffalo Pride Week celebrations. At this time, Buffalo Pride Week will take place from August 17-23.

We’ve worked tirelessly to monitor the spread of the virus and consult with our partners, medical professionals and community leaders. Now, like so many LGBTQ+ organizations throughout the country, we are re-imagining Pride in the year 2020.

For the safety of our community and loved ones, 2020 Buffalo Pride Week will not include the Pride Parade or Pride Festival. Pride Week WILL go on from August 17 to 23; Pride as a concept – as a time to reflect and raise our voices – will always remain.

We are actively working with our community partners to create non-crowd-based programming that engages and uplifts LGBTQ+ people in Western New York while keeping everyone safe. All affirming organizations, businesses and individuals can join us in celebrating 2020 Buffalo Pride Week by sharing their safe and lawful Pride activities on our community calendar.

These are difficult times for so many of us, but just as we have done for so many years, we will move forward, finding strength through love, inclusivity and unity. Still have questions? Keep scrolling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Buffalo Pride Week celebrations. The safety of the community remains our number one priority. We will continue to work closely with city and state officials and our community partners to monitor this ever-changing situation.

At this time, Buffalo Pride Week will take place from August 17 – 23.

The short answer: Yes! We have postponed Buffalo Pride Week to take place August 17-23, we realize that not all organizations may be able to reschedule their events within these specific dates. In order to accommodate this, we updated the events page of our website to include all Pride events taking place June 1-August 30.

We’d like to remind all event coordinators to actively monitor and adhere to all federal, state and city guidelines regarding event management during this time period. Additionally, we’d like to encourage organizations to find safe and creative ways to celebrate Pride, particularly during the month of June and during Buffalo Pride Week. Please upload information about your virtual events, movies, lectures and more on our community calendar!