Liverpool Pride announces 2018 theme

Free pride festival to return this July with #AllTogetherNow theme 

Liverpool Pride has grown to become one of the city’s major annual events.

Last year a record 8000 people joined the march and over 50,000 enjoyed two days of celebration of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

The theme for 2018, #AllTogetherNow, encompasses every branch of the LGBTQ+ and wider communities.

It aims to show that our communities are able to come together no matter what someone’s ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or belief in celebration of equality and diversity.

“We’re so excited to finally be releasing news of this year’s Liverpool Pride”, said John Bird, Trustee of Liverpool Pride Charity.

“2018 is a momentous year for the city, and we wanted to add to that in the best way Pride possibly could.

“This year’s theme can be interpreted in so many different ways, but mostly we see it as all our communities coming together in joint celebration of equality, diversity and visibly demonstrating that no matter what our gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or however a person identifies, we are #AllTogetherNow.

“As well as being 10 years since Liverpool was European Capital of Culture, 2018 also marks 10 years since Michael Causer, an 18-year-old man, tragically lost his life after being victim to a hate crime.

“We honour him now, as we do every year.”

Liverpool Pride Festival was specifically created in 2010 in Michael Causer’s memory as a way to celebrate his life and to empower the LGBT communities, and each year the festival coincides with the anniversary of Michael’s death.

The festival continues to remind the community to stand up for LGBT culture and equality through a city-wide celebration where everyone is welcome.

As always, the Liverpool Pride March will play a major role in the weekend’s programme, bringing the city to a halt and giving everyone a chance to get involved.

The free Pride Festival returns on Saturday 28 July and Sunday 29 July. Keep up to date at liverpoolpride.co.uk, or on Facebook and Twitter @LiverpoolPride.

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