LGBT+ support in the borough

Support for local LGBT+ people

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A Leicester Pride like no other!

Saturday, 5 September sees a Leicester Pride like none that has gone before it.

Always my favourite day of the year, it would of course usually involve the colourful parade through the city and then an afternoon in Victoria Park of performances on the main stage, food, drink, a host of stalls and marquees to visit, and basically a lovely, relaxed atmosphere.

A celebration of the wonderful diversity of our LGBT+ communities and our amazing allies here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 

Due, of course, to the coronavirus pandemic which has changed so much in all of our lives, this year’s event will be held online.

It’ll be the first Leicester Digital Pride.

It’s fantastic that our friends at the Leicester LGBT Centre and Trade Sexual Health have worked in partnership  to put this event together.

The event is set to see virtual contributions from LGBT+ communities, groups and individuals from across the city and two counties.

There will be a virtual Pride march and a chance to socialise online with others.

Here at the True Colours Hinckley and Bosworth LGBT+ events partnership we wanted to mark this innovative occasion and we do so with this newsletter and also by publishing exclusive content to our Twitter account on the day itself.

You can find that, via @LGBTeventsHB (twitter.com)

We’d love to hear what you’re doing to mark the day, in a socially distanced way.

Are you decorating a room in your house with Pride flags? Are you recording a video to go on social media? 

Whatever you’re doing to celebrate Leicester Digital Pride, let us know on Twitter and we look forward to sharing many of your contributions.

Pride is always a celebration of how far we’ve come and also a protest about how far there is still to go before we have genuine and full equality for all of our LGBT+ communities.

My thoughts, on the day, will be with our trans, non-binary, gender fluid and gender non-conforming communities who, sadly, often have to face appalling hostility, online and offline.

We stand with them and with all of our communities who still face hate simply because of who they are and who they love.

We will continue our important work, here in Hinckley and Bosworth, to ensure LGBT+ visibility and representation in our local communities.

Look out for details, soon, on our plans for 2021.

Our diversity is our strength and, together, we will continue to campaign for full justice, dignity and equality for everyone. 

Wishing you all a safe and happy Pride day!

Mathew Hulbert.
Barwell-based LGBT+ rights campaigner

Last updated: ‎03/09/2020 07:50