Everything you need to know about Liverpool Pride 2017! 

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Liverpool Pride is set to make its return this July with a theme of international love.

After the success of Liverpool’s 2016 Pride, that brought over 32,000 festival lovers together, there are promises that this year will be even bigger and better. The annual celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities will be returning to the city centre over two days; Saturday 29th July and Sunday 30th July.

The Liverpool Pride festival began in 2010 as a response to the death of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer, who passed away in August 2008. Each year the festival is celebrated around the time of Michael’s death, empowering all members of the LGBT communities.

The Pride march is possibly the most talked about and attended part of the two day festival, with thousands of people gathering together dressed in pride colours with banners and placards celebrating their love for one another. Full details about the march will be released nearer the time of the event.

Liverpool Pride Trustee, John Burnett, told the Liverpool Echo: “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Manchester Airport, and we will work together to take Liverpool Pride to new heights and audiences. 

“Their support means we can further develop our programme and offer a more exciting and diverse line-up featuring music styles from around the world to celebrate international LGBT culture, while remembering places where LGBT life is not so free and easy.”

If you are interested in taking part in the march, you can sign up for free on the Liverpool Pride homepage.

Becky, L1 Whispers x

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