With just days to go, the LGBT+ community across Swindon & Wiltshire are getting ready for their Pride Celebrations.
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride returns for its 11th year in 2019! Bigger and better than ever before. The festival promotes equality and diversity within the community, while providing access to support groups and local services.
It also works towards eliminating discrimination in relation to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people via education and is accessible and free for all to attend.
The event will be held in Swindon at the Town Gardens and will kick off with a parade that will start just after 11am making its way through Old Town. The Old Town Gardens will be filled with a burst of colour and party atmosphere, centred around the Bowl Stage and Bandstand. There will also be a Community stage showcasing local talent, a family zone, a shopping zone, and a craft zone which is new for 2019.
Headline acts for the main stage include Britain’s Got Talent Star La Voix and British electro-pop duo N-Trance promises a party bursting with old school dance mixes from the 90’s
Kris Wheeler, the Chairman for Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2019 states “One of our main aims for Pride is to bring the community together to celebrate our freedom to be ourselves so it’s not just about the party! Every day so many people struggle with their mental health because they feel unable to be true to themselves or have to hide who they are. We are all on a journey through life to become the best we can be but the process of coming to terms with your sexuality or gender identity can be a very lonely one.”
A full programme of events is available for download from the Swindon & Wiltshire Pride Website.