Leamington's first ever Pride March takes place this weekend - The Leamington Observer

Leamington's first ever Pride March takes place this weekend

Leamington Editorial 17th Aug, 2022   0

A PRIDE March is set to take place in Leamington for the very first time at the weekend as part of Warwickshire Pride.

The colourful celebration of LGBT+ life and culture returns on Saturday (August 20) after a two year gap due to the pandemic.

And for the first time in the Warwickshire event’s ten year history, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will parade through the town.

The Pride March begins at 11am at Beauchamp Road, before following a route around Clarendon Avenue, Parade, and Dormer Place, ending at the Pump Room Gardens where the Warwickshire Pride festival is taking place.

The festival, for all the family, will feature a rainbow marketplace of stalls, live performances and entertainment on stage. There will also be food and drink from around the world, fairgrounds rides, a dog show, a chill out zone and much more.

Pride began as a protest, and Warwickshire Pride organisers say their event is no different. The festival is meant to be a fun day out, but it is also geared towards highlighting the injustices that LGBT+ people still face locally, nationally and around the world.

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