Nottinghamshire Pride 2017
In the 50th year since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England, people from across Nottinghamshire came together to celebrate Pride and show support to the LGBT community.
The event took place on Saturday 29th July 2017 in various venues in Hockley and around the city centre. It was estimated to have been the biggest Nottinghamshire Pride ever. Over 7,000 people took part in the parade and many more engaged with events across the city.
Amongst the street performers and bands, there was also a Nottingham City Transport bus. It was painted in a rainbow livery for the occasion.
The Labour Party has a proud history of supporting LGBT equality and many Nottingham Labour Councillors attended the parade to show their support. Nottingham Labour also had a stall at the event.
Councillor Toby Neal, Portfolio Holder for Community and Customer Services said, ‘We were really pleased to be able to provide our support to the LGBT community again this year with our stall at Pride. This event shows the diversity of our city and everyone who attended had a great time.’
Pride continues to go from strength to strength and next year’s event promises to be even more successful.