St. George's annual LGBTQ pride festival is being canceled.

Officials from the Pride of Southern Utah say they simply can't get behind holding a festival that draws in large crowds in the middle of a pandemic.

They urge allies to instead participate in Project Rainbow to support the community and future Pride celebrations by paying 15-dollars to rent a rainbow flag for one week, which will be staked to their yard by volunteers.

The festival was supposed to be held from September 20th through September 27th.

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