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Liverpool was wrapped in a city-wide rainbow yesterday as the annual Pride celebrations got underway with a muster, live performances and emotional speeches at St George’s Plateau ahead of the biggest and loudest Liverpool Pride March we’ve ever seen. What an incredible day!
St George’s Plateau was a sea of rainbow colours from 11am on Saturday 28th July as groups from across the city region and beyond gathered to take part in the annual Liverpool Pride March, led by the Michael Causer Foundation. Following empowering and emotional speeches from key figures in the LGBT+ community, the drumming and flag waving began with a roar of applause and cheers.
The parade, made up of groups from Merseyside Police, Fire & Rescue, Unison, Mermaids, Liverpool Labour, OMG, The Navy Bay and so many more, brought drag queens, families, dogs and thousands of supporters to march together. The parade snaked its way around the city streets drawing huge crowds blowing their whistles and cheering, before heading to the main Liverpool Pride festival site on Tithebarn Street.
The packed up out pubs and stalls welcomed festival goers as the live entertainment on the Barclays Main Stage, hosted by our Jay and Simmo, and the Manchester Airport San Francisco stage, got underway. We spotted some truly amazing costumes, hilarious statement t-shirts and of course, so many dogs in rainbow tutu’s!
From amazing performances from headline act Sophie Ellis Bextor to Queen Z, House of Suarez and former Celebrity Big Brother winner, Courtney Act, the tunes played long and loud, through torrential rain and blazing sunshine, all evening long. Watch above as Jay chats with Courtney after her amazing live set at Liverpool Pride 2018.
Liverpool Pride Co-Chair, John Bird said: “So much hard work has gone into Liverpool Pride 2018 since January. To see our biggest march gather and leave St George’s Hall was a tear jerker and the atmosphere throughout the day was incredible!
Thank you to everyone who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes and to all of YOU who attended and celebrated with us.”
We’re 100% sure this years Liverpool Pride is the biggest and best supported yet and we can’t wait to see what next year brings. Huge congratulations to everyone involved in making this incredible celebration, one for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget, Liverpool Pride needs your support to continue to provide this free festival. Head to www.liverpoolpride.co.uk to find out more.
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