Super guys/gals…Look forward to seeing you in Plymouth !
Well done Plymouth PRIDE…I was kindly asked to deliver one of the opening talks at the Plymouth Pride forums back in the 1990′s (which I did) when the concept of a Plymouth PRIDE was still in its infancy. Although I for one remain gravely concerned at the involvement of the Devon Cornwall Constabulary in PRIDE given the police conduct, attitude practises AGAINST gay people in Cornwall.The 2007 Cornwall Gay PRIDE Beach Day steering group remains disbanded as a result of fears of further reprisals as HAVE been carried out by Cornwall police.
Plymouth PRIDE march Picnic!Saturday 7th JuneAssemble outside Plymouth City Guildhall @ 2.30pmMarch/parade to Historic Plymouth Hoe for a Gay Picnic! A return to the roots of Gay PRIDE!Cool!
Out Plymouth is Coming, It is totally separate from and has no connections to any other LGBT groups in the city , it was formed by Out and Proud LGBT people who were and are dissatisfied with the status quo of the LGBT groups in the city who claim council grants and purport to represent LGBT issues . It appears that Plymouth Pride Events and Plymouth Pride Forum are incestuous LGBT groups governed and run by the same few individuals . The spokesperson for “Plymouth Pride Events” who organised the Guildhall event in the city last summer , which was well attended , made the statement that Plymouth wasnt ready for a parade , this is contrary to the wishes desires and aspirations of a great many LGBT people who have expressed the opinion that Plymouth is ready , and the real anger and frustration of LGBT people in Plymouth who feel poorly served by these few individuals who control the LGBT agenda and receive council funding to represent LGBT issues . Out Plymouth is organising an alternative Pride this year which will include a parade and picnic on the Hoe , it is expected to be a small event and any who feel so inclined are welcome to join with us , there is room in this city for alternative groups and Gay Pride is not the the property of Plymouth Pride Events , Gay Pride is about individuals who have choices, Gay Pride can be whatever we want it to be “Variety is the Spice of Life” there is room for alternatives we re not sheep to be led we are human beings with our own creative abilities and input, We have every right to arrange alternative attactions and events if we so choose . Those who have and feel the need for a parade and wish to join the picnic on the Hoe are very welcome to do so . The Alternative Gay Pride Event is unorganised , receives no funding or grants and has no money , it will be small and merely a congregation of like minded people , with the same thoughts, dreams, desires and aspirations in mind , to celebrate their LGBT identities together with Pride adding variety diversity and choices to the events in Plymouth on Saturday the 7th June 2008.Sharin Lyn, Plymouth
The Parade will assemble at The Guildhall at 2.30 p.m. and leave for The Hoe at 3.00 p.m on Saturday 7th June 2008/ The Gay Pride Picnic will take place on the Hoe at 3.30 p.m. until 6.30 p.m. bring food and drink to share and musical instruments if you have them . Spread the Word Make a difference and the difference is YOU .
The Pride Event organised by plymouth prideevent was a huge success, a big thank you Pink Paper for supporting us, the regional Prides need all the support we can get.
We were overwhelmed by the support we received with over 60 stalls this year compared to 27 last year. Space for the stalls was tight but created a real market atmosphere. We cunningly put the Police between Westwood Bound – a bondage \ fetish wear shop and Swanky or Spanky which had gorgeous models parading in their underwear. The police had a fantastic time and it was good to see so many people engaging with them.
I have attached a link to the local papers coverage of the event where you can see very positive comments on the day. Our Website http://www.plymouthprideevent.org.uk will be updated very soon with lots more pics and info.
The event was a diverse as you could get, with every presentation being well attended, the entertainment included Jazz, A Madonna Tribute act, Belly Dancing, a boy band and the fantastic Lizzy Drip.
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress stayed with us all day even after being attacked by Lizzy Drip they took it all in good humour and genuinely support human rights and equality.
Plymouth Pride Event – a growing and sustainable event which the City is proud of.