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Gay Pride - Stoke, 2008

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Zoe Holdcroft
The Best thing about Stoke Pride is that, it's here again on 8th August 2009 at Northwood Park 2pm-9pm Pride Returns to the CitySaturday 8th August 2009, party in the park for Stoke Pride 2009!For the fourth year running, the LGBT Network will be holding its annual LGBT Pride event. After the spectacular success of the 2008 event, Stoke Pride 2009 is set to herald another landmark achievement for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Communities of the Potteries. This year, the Pride extravaganza will have a new home at Northwood Park; one of Stoke-on-Trent’s most beautiful and decadent parks. For one day it will be transformed with a glittering array of street performers, art, stalls, live acts and spontaneous exhibitions to keep people entertained throughout the day.LGBT Network chair, Peter Rigby, said “This vibrant, colourful and unifying event is open to everyone. It brings together the wider community, promotes awareness and understanding and represents a great opportunity for the City. “Stoke Pride 2009 will be presenting two stages hosting a sparkling line-up of new local talent as well as acts from the gay scene including Diane James and Cassie, Sandra and Topping and Butch. Stoke Pride provides something for everyone, no matter their background, ethnicity or sexual orientation. It is a real opportunity for Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate its diverse society. Aaron Cogle from Gay Life North Staffordshire said “The success of Stoke Pride proves what we’ve always known; that Stoke is a diverse, supportive and forward-looking city that values and celebrates the contributions of its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals.”Stoke Pride is a free event open to everyone. It will open at 2pm and will continue until the early hours of the morning at local gay venues.More information Main Telephone Number: 01782 266998E-mail Address: info@gaystoke.org.ukOr write to:LGBT NetworkPO Box 2342Stoke-on-TrentST4 9GE

liam
i had a fab time adn cant wait til next years...

Lisa and Gill Kay Oakley
Both of us have visited the pride for the last 4 years with our kids and have always had a great time. Everyone is always friendly and welcoming and there is a great sense of community. Each year gets better and we all had a great day. We are proud to b gay parents and it is great that we are able to celebrate our sexuality with our children in such an atmosphere. The entertainment as always was top class and the venue was great look forward to next year.

sammy babes
omg i love gay pride, a really good day out with my mates, and i'm straight so it shows that it's not just for gayss

Dan Evans
I'm gay and living in Stoke. I was there last year and it was amazing. It was just nice to see the gay community together and supporting eachother. Staffs as a whole is very homophobic so it was nice to stick 2 fingers up to them for a change!

zhu
I'm Chinese,and sometimes I think I'm a gay,but I'm very upset,for my friends feel I'm a strange man.What can I do?Who can help me?

rhei
iam gay and i m proud with this.iam so enjoyable with my life,the gay pride is a groups who wants to get the same value in one country.

liam
the atmosphere is amazing... there is not a care in the world ... everybody just gets along and has a great time x

jadenth lou
i missed 2008 :( but i went in 2007 an it was amazin every one was haveing a good time an just being themself with out an hassel . Bring on 2009 :D

Spangles
Hi guys, does anyone know when the next event is??? Im geared up and ready to go... Fantasic once again guys!!!

Vanity Case
I thought Vanity Case was fabulous.At least i have the B*ll*cks to get up on a stage & perform unlike all you others.Its called professionalism.

Emma
the person at the front with the stripy hood up is me =] i had a great time

=S
u see the group of ppl in the back groung i am in tht group =P

Ross
I loved cassie she was mint all day with all the crowd. i love her . minted =P

Steve Smith
I just love the event... I go every year!

Jo Jardine
Minstrel the pink hound made lots of new friends on what was a really fantastic day...she'll be back next year!

GAY JOE
Destiny looked absolutely amazing, she was flawless! She s**t all over the other drag queens there! FIERCE!

Stuart and Tony Powell Roberts.
moved away from Stoke in 1993, stoke pride was well worth a long overdue visit back to the scene in Stoke. Hats off to ya' for a really really good day, shame about the weather - but a real good turn out. Well done!!!!

dave ( from leicester)
the three tunns / the club etc wel done on pride u all rocked well done guys an gals see ya next yr

Shannon
Argh Wow It's Me :)Fabulous Day I Must Say People!Xx

lo lo
i love ruby

susan wilde
Graet to see thsee pics. Sorry we couldn't be there, and glad to hear it went well despite the rain. Well done to everyone involved. xxxxx

kate jackson
stoke is made up of a diversity of religions,cultures and lifestyles they ought to do it every year it looked like a great success congrats to all involved

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