Pittsburgh Pride 2020 canceled because of coronavirus

PITTSBURGH — The Delta Foundation just announced they have canceled Pittsburgh Pride this year.

The event, which was originally scheduled for July 17-19, was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The continued moratorium of large-scale special events as a result of Covid-19 will unfortunately prevent us from coming together this year to celebrate Pride in the traditional way.  As Pride is something that lives with our hearts 365 days a year, we are choosing to announce the hiatus of the in-person event as nothing can cancel the Pride and spirit that the LGBTQ equality movement embodies,” said Marty Healey, the chair of Pittsburgh Pride 2020.

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Additionally, the foundation said a review into its prior year activities and compliance has been completed. The review was requested by the board following the resignation of Gary Van Horn. The Allegheny County District Attorney is now reviewing the matter, according to the foundation.

Horn is accused of impersonating a sheriff’s deputy and stepped down as the president of the Delta Foundation as he faced criminal charges.

Previous coverage: Accused of impersonating sheriff’s deputy, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh president steps down

An election was held to name the foundation’s new Executive committee to include:

  • Marty Healey (President)
  • Jon Holmes (Vice President)
  • Eddie McAndrews (Secretary)
  • Chuck Honse (Treasurer)

Other board members include Jeff Freedman, Patrick Journet, Chuck Lukehart, Jim Sheppard, Dena Stanley, and Donny Thinnes.