A SUPER PROUD
DAY FOR LIVERPOOL
ORGANISERS of Liverpool
Pride, which took place last Saturday, 3 August for it's 4th annual
festival, are reflecting on what has been the most successful event
In total, 75,000 people enjoyed this year's superhero themed
festivities, with 6,000 marching in the parade and 20,000 spectators
lining the City Centre streets to cheer them on. Across the two main
festival sites, the Pier Head (Main Stage) and Stanley Street,
65,000 revellers of all ages soaked up the music and atmosphere,
with visitors travelling from as far as Germany, Dubai and even
Australia to join in the fun.
Sean Weaver of Liverpool Pride said:- "This year was without a
doubt our best Pride yet, not only did we see our biggest ever march
process through the City with record numbers watching and cheering
us on, but both festival sites were jam packed with the local LGBT
community, families, friends and supporters alongside LGBT friends
and well wishers from all over the country and beyond. It is safe to
say Liverpool Pride has firmly established itself as a day for
everyone to remember and enjoy, and it is truly representative of
the wonderful City we live in."
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar said:- "As
Lord Mayor and as Liverpool's First Citizen I was so honoured and
pleased to be able take part in this year's amazing Liverpool Pride
together with Steve, my Civil Partner. Our presence shows just how
far Liverpool has come in accepting the LGBT community and the
recognition that this City leads the way in equality and diversity.
I proudly flew the rainbow flag over our Town Hall and for perhaps
for the first time its significance was truly historic. On behalf of
Liverpool's 500,000 residents I thank the organisers, volunteers,
sponsors & 75,000 guests for bringing a tear to my eyes, a dance in
my step and the biggest smile you could ever imagine. Plus, thanks
to the 25,000 people who sang Happy Birthday to me whilst I filled
in between Black Lace and Amelia Lily!"
The Waterfront Stage at the Pier Head, hosted by radio personality
Jay Hynd along with celebrity guests such as Geordie Shore's Jay
Gardner and the Hollyoaks cast, showcased top music acts such as X
Factor star Amelia Lily, kings of 70s/80s kitsch Black Lace, smash
hit 90s dance act Baby D and the touring cast of the West End
musical Rent. The site also played host to a number of bars, food
outlets and market stalls.
Stanley St was home to a second stage, hosted by Paul German
alongside Desperate Scousewives' Amanda Harrington and Layla
Flaherty, introducing a fantastic showcase of local up and coming
talent throughout the day, with bars and venues throughout the
Stanley Street area getting involved.
In a new and improved security measure for 2013, both Liverpool
Pride stage sites were fenced whilst remaining completely free to
attend and organisers reported a safe and relaxed atmosphere across
the sites on the day.
During July and continuing throughout August, Liverpool Pride will
also be presenting a collection of unique stories captured on film;
ranging from in-depth authentic documentary to comedy from beyond
the stars; at venues across Merseyside.
Many of the films will be screened at FACT (Foundation for Art and
Creative Technology) Liverpool, including She Said Boom: The Story
of Fifth Column, Future My Love, Desert Hearts, I Want Your Love,
The Invisibles and Any Day Now. Other film screenings will be hosted
a little further afield at the Crosby Plaza with the hilarious
Co-dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same and The Light, New
Brighton showing Vito and The Journey. More information on each film
can be found
2013 Photographic Report Part 2
Photographs by Patrick
ON Saturday 3 August 2013,
the Liverpool Pride returned for yet another year and this is Part 2
of our photographic coverage of this event. To see our written
report and last week's photographs please use this
We would like to thank Tiffany for reporting the issues with our
photographic pages last week. The error some of you have been
getting on the links to the other photo pages has been fixed. We are
investigating how it happened. Anyway, please enjoy the rest of our
photographic coverage. Also we will add a few more videos to our
Page over the weekend...
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