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Leicester Pride 2013

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Leicester Pride 2013


If I started this report by using words like flamboyant, extravagant, elaborate and grandiose there could only be one event that I was talking about – Leicester Pride.

This years Leicester Pride started at The Curve Theater; Orton Square in an a mass of rainbow flags and colourful costumes and as the parade twisted its way along Granby Street people blew their whistles and cheered, before the parade headed up to the Clock Tower and along the High Street, through the lanes and up to Victoria Park via New walk.

As always, there was live entertainment all day, which included a live stage, and music tent. This was sure to keep everyone entertained for the whole day.

Leicester Pride is an annual event that is held every September. The main aim of the event is to promote equality and end the discrimination of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

As the day continued there was music from every genre including Acid House, Cheesy Dance, Club Classics, Dancehall, Disco and Pop. Which was put on by a massive line-up including: Miss Penny, Ryan Joesph, Miss Marty and Alex Dewinter as well as a DJ line up that you could have been mistaken for a Ministry of Sound bash. DJ’s included Mel Bossa, Richard Moon, Simon baker and the legendary Lisa Lashes.

As well as music there where also food stalls, market stalls and a fun fair which all added to the days entertainment.

There where also other venues celebrating throughout the day which included The Dover Castle, The Rainbow and Dove and Bosa.

The Leicester Pride has grown from an exclusive event for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community into a huge event, which now has people from every part of the community participating.

Leicester Pride 2013 was an amazing event that lived up to everything that was promised and it has certainly made the 2014 celebrations something to look forward to.

Images courtesy of Photographer Martin Crosbie – You can visit Martin’s website HERE

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