Cornwall Pride 2008 will be held in the city of Truro on Saturday 23rd August, it has been announced.

After the first meeting of the board, the newly-elected Chairman of Cornwall Pride, Christian Diamant, said:

“The idea of Pride is to be an all inclusive celebration of diversity in Cornwall.

“Everyone will be welcome to participate in the parade through Truro and then onto celebrations afterwards.”

This year’s Cornwall Pride will have a theatrical theme.

After the parade in the afternoon, there will be an event in Truro itself and then more entertainment in the evening.

“At its most basic what Cornwall Pride is celebrating is the fact that Cornwall is a better place because not everyone is white, not everyone is straight and that Cornwall would be a worse place, if we were all the same,” said Mr Diamant.

“Hopefully, the event will be enjoyable for both locals and holiday makers who are visiting our county.

“It would be great to see as many people as possible from around the country to come and support this first Cornish Pride down in our neck of the woods, I’m sure we can promise all a warm welcome!”

Mr Diamant said that the new Cornwall Pride committee was unaffiliated with last year’s Pride Beach Party.