It’s not the weather, but COVID to blame for the cancelation of the live event that was scheduled for this year’s Gulf Coast Equality Fest, but the show will still go on, it will just be online.
Equality Fest started four years ago to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community and their allies.
Sponsored by Scarlet Pearl Resort and Casino and Harrah’s Gulf Coast, the event has been held on Harrah’s Great Lawn in Biloxi in the past.
This year, the event will go online from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24th. Everyone is invited to participate and they’re still accepting video submissions for the online festival, but the deadline to enter your submission is Sunday, October 18th. 2020 Gulf Coast Equality Fest Chair John Perkins said, “At the beginning of October, we decided we were going to cancel the live event this year due to COVID-19 concerns, along with our sponsors. So, we still wanted to get the community involved, so we came up with online event called the Celebration of Equality. The way we’re going to do this, we’re having our community members submit videos to us, talking about equality, the community, being LGBT, allies or organizations, and throughout the day on October 24th, we’re going to be featuring these on our Facebook page and we’ll post them throughout the day.”
If you’d like to submit a video, head on over to Gulfcoastequalityfest.org and click on the link titled ‘celebration of equality’ at the top of the page where you’ll find all the information you need to submit your info and video.