“DragCon’s first priority is always the health and safety of everyone involved”

It seems the first major LGBT+ event has been cancelled due to fears surrounding Coronavirus.

The event was due to take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of May just a month and a half away at the time of publishing.

In a statement on the official RuPaul Drag Convention website, the organizers decided out of an “abundance of caution” for all concerned to cancel the event.

Writing in a statement on the website, organisers said,

DragCon’s first priority is always the health and safety of everyone involved and we’ve been actively tracking the situation around the coronavirus. The situation in California (and the world) is rapidly changing, with new information coming out everyday.

Unfortunately, there’s no way for anyone to know what the situation will be like in May. Due to that uncertainty, and out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided that it’s in the best interest of the talent, staff, and attendees to cancel RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2020.

DragCon LA will return in 2021, better than ever.

We will be working with Eventbrite to issue refunds over the next 7 days.

Will there be refunds?

The organisers have said that refunds will be made available on the next 7 days.

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The organisers have committed to a bigger and better DragCon in 2021.

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