Tampa Cancels ‘Pride On The River,’ Cites New Law Protecting Kids From Lewd Conduct

  • Tampa’s “Pride on the River” event has been canceled following a new law Gov. Ron DeSantis signed on Wednesday that will penalize businesses and people who admit children into “adult live performances.”
  • Tampa Pride President Carrie West confirmed to outlets the September event was canceled, and they were concerned they wouldn’t be able to restrict who sees the performances – since the event is in an open area.
  • “Rather than risk the licenses of participating businesses, organizers canceled the event altogether,” another report said.