March Registration

Liverpool Pride: background

Liverpool Pride is an important festival for the city, showing the nation that Liverpool is a city of tolerance, equity and community. Established in 2010, Liverpool Pride is returning for its eighth consecutive year and is shaping its work to ensure it is the most visual and flamboyant Liverpool Pride event ever to have been created, generating lots of free-to-enter activities and exciting experiences for people. As in previous years, Liverpool Pride will take a prominent and visual position in the city for 2017.

As readers may already be aware, Liverpool Pride’s date coincides closely with the anniversary of the death of gay teenager Michael Causer. Michael suffered a brutal, homophobic attack and died on 2 August 2008, just 18 years old. Liverpool Pride was specifically created in his memory, to celebrate his life and empower LGBT+ communities.. In his honour, we will transform the majestic backdrop of St George’s Quarter – the thriving cultural sector of the city centre – into a colourful festival site, bursting with activity.

With live music, entertainment, food and drink, community zones, a market place, family activities and speakers, Liverpool Pride provides a family friendly event, with everyone encouraged to attend. After the fun and furore of Saturday, Sunday’s We are Family (#WeAreFamily) takes a more laid-back approach. Located in St John’s Gardens and St George’s Plateau, we invite you to enjoy a programme of events, a community zone, children’s activities, food and drink, market stalls and a festival stage featuring live entertainment.

The weekend closes with a spectacular mass choral concert, involving mixed cultural choirs who will sing to together to celebrate International Love.  In support of its core values, Liverpool Pride is keen to stress that it does not discriminate and therefore proactively encourages people from both inside and outside the LGBT+ community to join our celebrations in their entirety. We believe that by standing together, as one city, we send a clear, poignant and powerful message to the rest of the world echoing unity, acceptance and love.

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