The Lord Mayor’s Day Parade in Plymouth will feature a gay float this year.

The city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans residents will use a Rainbow Flag theme for their entry in this year’s parade on May 17th.

The Lord Mayor, councillor David James, has chosen the theme The people and diverse communities of Plymouth.

The organisers of plymouth prideevent 2008 want the LGBT community’s families and friends to join its float, which will be bedecked with Rainbow flags.

“The flag was used for a gay freedom day parade in San Francisco in 1978 and has come to be accepted worldwide as a symbol of support for diversity in the way people lead their lives,” said a prideevent spokesperson.

Plymouth prideevent 2008 also organises the region’s largest annual Pride event, a free entry one-day event in Plymouth on Saturday, June 7th.

Plymouth prideevent 2008 will feature a comprehensive exhibition on the history of LGBT communities, including Holocaust Memorial Day, and information about famous people in history who were either lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans.

The day-long event is again being planned as a fun day for LGBT people, their families and friends and organisers hope to attract many visitors to the city from all over the country.

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