The annual Pride Parade will make an exciting return this year and fill the city with color.
After a 2 year break caused by the pandemic, Bristol Pride have announced the annual parade march will return this year.
Taking place on Pride Day on Saturday 9 July, ahead of the festival on The Downs, The Parade, which saw 18,000 people take part in 2019, will gather in Castle Park before making its way through the city centre and onwards to the harbourside.
This year’s march will be incredibly poignant, not only is it the chance to bring the community back together but it also marks the 50 th anniversary of the first Pride march to take place in the UK. As discussions continue on a full ban on conversation therapy and as the government reviews the human rights act it’s also the opportunity to remember that while progress has been made the LGBT+ community still have to keep fighting for equal rights, for all, and ensure that hard fought rights are not only maintained but furthered.
As well as a protest for equality and inclusion, the march is an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate proudly and members of the community to realise they are not alone. The parade is a clear message that hatred and prejudice have no place in our city.
The Parade is free for members of the public to take part in with a small booking fee for businesses to register and showcase their support by marching on the day. Further details on the route, timings and how businesses can register to take part can be found on the Bristol Pride website www.bristolpride.co.uk/parade