Leicester Pride

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Leicester Pride is an annual gay pride event in Victoria Park, in Leicester, England.

The event is free, and starts with a parade from High Street to Victoria Park.

Leicester Pride is an annual LGBT Pride event that takes place in the summer, and formally involved a parade through the City Centre followed by a festival on Victoria Park, and then events running into the evening in the scene bars and clubs in Leicester.

Year by year[edit]

  • 2007-8 No event
  • 5 September 2009 after a three-year absence, Leicester Pride returned to the city. Events included a march from the High Street outside the Highcross Shopping Centre, weaving around Leicester Market, past the Clock Tower, along Humberstone Gate and Lee Circus and finally emerging on Belgrave gate where a street festival involving the closure of that part of the road had been arranged. Stalls providing food, alcohol, LGBT and Pride-themed merchandise, as well as information stands for various sectors of the LGBT community (e.g. a bisexual stand) were present. Entertainment included live music, drag queen acts and DJs such as the Mix Munkies, with Blazing Squad providing the headline act.
  • 2010 - Took place on Saturday 4 September 2010 on Victoria Park, which included a festival at Victoria Park until 8PM, where the party retreated to the bars of Leicester
  • 2011 - Took place on Saturday 3 September 2011 with the parade starting at The Curve Theatre at 12 noon and ending on Victoria Park. The party continued until 8pm after which people headed to the after pride parties at the various bars in the city.
  • 2012 - 1 September at Victoria Park - Theme - It has been announced that this year's theme is "Masquerade"

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Coordinates: 52°37′27″N 1°07′07″W / 52.6242°N 1.1185°W / 52.6242; -1.1185