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01:47 | 13th December 2017

News: UK

Wed 14 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


The parade is bigger and longer – and it’s not raining, which is fantastic.

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Thousands reveled in the glorious sunshine at the seaside town of Bournemouth this weekend, as it celebrated its gay pride with a parade through the streets and ended in a party in the towns gay district, all in the name of celebrating diversity.

Many joined in with the festivities as the Nation enjoyed some of the best sunshine to date this year and according to the Bournemouth Echo, festival trustee, Peter Lovegrove, described the day as ‘incredible’ as everyone took part in the Wild West theme day.

He described the importance of the day as: “One day there won’t be any prejudice, or harassment, and everybody will be able to live together.”

With the event growing each year, he added: “The parade is bigger and longer – and it’s not raining, which is fantastic.”

The festival went on for four days from Thursday to Sunday as events were put on in the Triangle, the town’s gay quarter. Acts featured the likes of a Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli tribute acts.



According to The Echo, roughly 2,500 wristbands had already been sold by Saturday afternoon.

 

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