Liverpool Pride is a charity that aims to combat homophobia and transphobia across Liverpool City. Pride is an important part of Liverpool’s culture; as a major city we are a melting pot for a diverse society and we need to celebrate all aspects of society.

Run entirely by volunteers Pride offers numerous events throughout the year with its most popular event taking place at the end of July. The 7th annual Liverpool Pride Festival took place on the 30th and 31st of July this year and attracted crowds of thousands of people. Pride also has a theme each year, 2016’s being icons after the death of Cilla Black.

On both days there were two fully programmed stages with a colourful festival feel. Also available were community and education zones as well as family activities and speakers. Like every festival, there are many food and drink stalls accessible to keep you nourished throughout the day.

So, if you want to fully engage in LGBT culture for a day or two and learn more about the LGBT movement Liverpool Pride is a great place to start.

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