Belfast Pride, one of Belfast's biggest festivals, is moving online for the first time.
The now-traditional colourful outdoor parade has had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation, organisers say.
The LGBT+ festival has grown from small beginnings with just 100 people in 1991, to a confident 10-day festival reaching tens of thousands of people into the city centre.
This year's festival theme will be 'Rainbow Heroes' - celebrating the contribution of frontline heroes including Health and Social Care staff, supermarket workers, emergency services, transport and distribution workers, cleaners, community groups and many more.
Sean O Neill, chair of Belfast Pride said yesterday: "The giant wave of colour that fills the streets of Belfast with positivity, defiance and 60,000 people just can't happen this time - so we are going to move the main events of Belfast Pride online - if we can raise funding for them.
"This should have been a special Pride - the 30th Belfast Pride parade, a chance to celebrate the introduction of equal marriage and reproductive rights and a platform to declare our intent to keep up the struggle for full equality for all of our community with a focus on Trans Rights and Healthcare, and rights for LGBT+ young people," Mr O Neill said.
Organisers say they are hoping to bring the 2023 EuroPride festival to Belfast - a massive event which could potentially bring tens of thousands of new visitors to the city.