early days as a one day street party, Birmingham Gay and Lesbian Pride
has grown into the countries biggest FREE Gay festival spanning over
three days, and raising thousands of pounds for worthy gay and lesbian
community groups in the West Midlands.
on the evening of Saturday 29th May, a flamboyant and high profile
Carnival Parade will wind its way through Birmingham City Centre
down to the Gay Village in Hurst Street, watched by thousands of
Pride Carnival Parade has become a key part of the city's events
calendar, and is now a fully integrated part of Birmingham Gay and
2003 the parade became Birmingham's first city centre parade on
a Saturday, bringing it a new prominence and adding a true Carnival
spirit to the Pride event.
year the parade has a new exciting route though the busiest part
of the City Centre - beginning in Victoria Square, along New Street,
High Street, Carrs Lane, Moor Street and Hurst Street.
the parades arrival in the Gay Village the streets come alive with
three days of free entertainment with;
and lesbian stalls
featuring live acts and DJs
fun fair rides than ever before
event encapsulates a real party atmosphere, and not only hosts a
number of live performers and DJs, but also provides a place
for a family picnic on the increasingly popular community village
the weekend, the gay venues involved in this years pride will be
presenting a varied range of entertainment, with appearances by
Andy Scott Lee, Kim Mazelle, Big Brovaz, Rozalla, plus a great line
up of DJs including Lady Bianca, Malcolm Duffy and Sarah G
and popular local DJs Andy Farley, Chad Lewis and Corey.
BBC Birmingham website snapper was out taking pictures of people
- check out the photos here!