Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2017 Manchester Pride

On Saturday morning I arrived in Manchester for the 2017 Pride festival.  It took place in the Gay Village and it was so much fun.

The theme was Class of 2017 with the aim of highlighting the need for education to end discrimination and abuse against the LGBT community.

There was plenty of security for the event.  Probably even more following May's Manchester Arena bombing after the Ariana Grande concert where 22 people died.

Tens of thousands of people were there.  The highlight was the parade which had over 140 floats.

Lots of rainbows, drag queens, and regular people all just having a good time.  Some of the biggest applause came when the Manchester police marched down the route.

Overall it was just a great weekend!  

It was bank holiday weekend in the UK which might be why it was so crowded.  I hope to make it back next year

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