(WM) Don’t pack up your red shirts just yet. As the world scrambles to get a handle of the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses and schools are closing up and theaters and productions are postponing shows, Orlando’s Gay Day at Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday of June is still set to continue as planned, albeit cautiously.
“Gay Days, Inc. is more than ever concerned with the safety and well-being of those who plan on attending our Gay Days 2020 event,” said Chris Manley, President of GayDayS.com. “We will continue to monitor the situation in our country as closely as possible and will work with national, state and local city agencies to stay updated on what changes are suggested. As of right now, we are planning on celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Gay Days with you June 2-8.”
The same cautious approach is how KindRED Pride Foundation and One Magical Weekend (OMW) are looking ahead as well.
“We are monitoring all government health guidelines and working closely with Disney to see if their March 31 re-open date gets extended or not,” says KindRED Pride President and co-founder of OMW Billy Looper. “Then we can better determine if OMW is happening the first weekend of June.”
Looper says that the events for KindRED Pride and The Pride Cup are in the same holding pattern, but he says even if events are in lockdown come the first weekend of June “Take The Red Shirt Challenge” will happen no matter what.
“It is a fun, perfect community building activity while in lockdown. We are still on a mission to get ONE MILLION people around the world to wear RED on the first Saturday in June,” Looper says. You can get more information on the virtual event at TakeTheRedShirtChallenge.com.