Statement from Humboldt Pride:

Humboldt Pride calls on Reggae on the River to cancel Sizzla’s performance and issue a public apology to the Humboldt queer community. If the organization refuses to cancel his performances, we call on ticket holders to boycott Sizzla’s shows.

“It’s a slap in the face to the LGBT Community,” said Zakkary Zoah, board member of Humboldt Pride. “His anti-queer rhetoric is well-documented. Giving this man an opportunity to spew his hate isn’t the Humboldt way.”

Humboldt Pride, Inc. is the organization behind the Humboldt Pride Parade & Festival.

The 24th annual Humboldt Pride Parade & Festival is Saturday, September 10th in Halvorsen Park, noon-5, in Eureka.  The full week of Humboldt Pride events can be found on