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European Parliamentarians heading to Kiev Pride

As Pride season is in full swing in the UK – Birmingham, Bradford and more already behind us and others like Cardiff, Manchester, London and Edinburgh still to come – a reminder that Prides aren’t always a party. For the second year, an LGBT Pride march is scheduled to take place in Kiev this Sunday. In a show of support […]

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Obama: “eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists”

USA

US President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential proclamation declaring June to be Pride Month and calling on US citizens to work to eliminate prejudice. In his final Pride season as President, he states: Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their […]

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Leeds Bis come to Bradford for Pride

It’s Bradford LGBT Pride today – a replacement festival as the original was cancelled just over a month ago. Drop in at the Odsal Stadium throughout the day for music and stalls including a bi stall from local(ish) Leeds Bi Group. They’ll have a host of bi info and expertise on hand to help put the pink, purple and blue […]

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“Inclusive” EuroPride Manchester Takes Shape

Largely and unfortunately clashing with this year’s BiCon is the EuroPride festival, being held in Manchester from 15 – 25 August. The plans are ambitious and the scale of the event grand, with aims to raise over £200,000 for community groups and charities in the HIV and LGBT sectors. Having previously reported on a lesbian and gay centred agenda we […]

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Leicester Pride, 2003

Leicester Pride once again took to the streets on the hot weekend of 21st June and showed the attractions of the city well. We were running on queer time as ever and while waiting for the parade to start some local Christians serenaded us. Apparently this was meant to oppose us or convert us or something but I couldn’t understand […]

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Pride London – Does it have a future?

The 2002 Pride Festival on Hackney Marshes turned into a financial disaster on the scale that killed off the previous (free) festival in 1997: over 200,000 pounds. Less than 40,000 people attended.  The terrible location (a 30 minute walk, through Hackney, to the nearest station) was a big factor, but perhaps many people are simply unwilling to pay £17.50 for […]

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March with Bi Pride in Birmingham

This Saturday, May 28th, it’s Birmingham LGBT Pride. Local bi groups Brum Bi Group (which meets at the LGBT Centre) and Brum Bi Coffee (which meets in a local coffee house) will be on the parade.  Why not join them and help make a bigger pink, purple and blue splash on the parade? The group is number 38 at the […]

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