Full of Pride: Hundreds turn out for celebratory march

It was a ‘flamboyant and vibrant’ celebration

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It might have been pouring it down, but that didn’t stop Liverpool Pride taking over the city.

On Saturday 1st August, hundreds joined the colourful march in celebration of the LGBT community.

Starting off at St. George’s Plateau, the rally then continued through the gay quarter on Stanley Street.

Members of UoL LGBT+ on the steps of St. George's Hall

Members of UoL ‘LGBT+ Society’ on the steps of St. George’s Hall

(l-r: Alice Watkins; Angela Hehir; Jennifer Shaw)

Alice Watkins, Angela Hehir, and Jennifer Shaw, president of UoL LGBT+ Society

The event also commemorated the tragic death of Michael Causer, a teenager from Liverpool who was a victim of a homophobic attack at a house party in 2008.

Giuseppe, a third year Zoology student, came back up to visit the city especially for the event.

He said: “I think what Pride does internationally is incredibly important.

“Raising awareness and making equality-for-all a major talking point is the best way we can ensure everyone feels safe, supported and happy.”

'UoL LGBT+' Proud Banner of Pride

Members of the UoL LGBT+ Society

Members of the LGBT+ society joined the in on the action and represented our uni by carrying brightly coloured placards.

The society’s president, Jennifer Shaw, said: “The University of Liverpool LGBT+ Society believes it’s incredibly important these events use the international platform they enjoy to promote the issue of equality and inclusivity.

“We want to encourage as much fun during Liverpool Pride as possible. It’s a display of good humour as much as it is of good nature.”

Following the excitement of Saturday’s march, there were a host of creative events at the Blue Coat centre and a vigil to honour Michael Causer at the Temple Square on Sunday.

Exciting events similar to Liverpool Pride took place across the world over the weekend – in Baltimore, Brighton and Barcelona to name but a few.