The date for 2016’s Swindon and Wiltshire Pride festival has been announced.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival will be staged in Old Town on Saturday, August 20, and organisers are keen to see this year’s event go above and beyond previous year’s efforts.
Jo Sharpe, Chairman of Swindon and Wiltshire Pride, told the Swindon Advertiser “Swindon and Wiltshire Pride is the one of the biggest, best, growing community events in Wiltshire and attracts attendees from the whole county. As well as having a great reputation of being a family friendly and inclusive event. Building on our year on year success we are aiming to expand the number of stalls that attend our great event to create an even more diverse and colourful community and shopping zone.”
Swindon and Wiltshire Pride is proud to provide a free event that is open to everyone, organised by volunteers for all to enjoy. The event is a safe and fun environment for members of the community to come along and meet new people and make friends. It also helps break down barriers and build bridges between the LGBT and non-LGBT communities, it helps to educate and remove pre-conceived judgements that people may hold regarding individuals that identify as LGBT and access to many various support services.
The event, which is now in its 9th year, attracted a crowd of 2,500 visitors, as long as many local LGBT groups and performers.