Swansea Pride

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Swansea Pride is the annual South West Wales LGBT festival which is held in Swansea, Wales on the last Saturday of June each year.


Early days[edit]

In 2008 a group of LGBT people came together with the ambition of organising an outdoor Pride event in Swansea, Wales' second city. The organisers included the people behind local social media website Gayswansea.com.

In spite of the fact that there were no professional event organisers on the initial committee and that the event was put together entirely by volunteers Swansea Pride 2009, the first festival, took place on the Lacrosse Field, Singleton Park on the 28 June 2009.[1]

Over 3,000 people attended the event,[2] where Kelly Llorenna, Scooch and drag queens entertained the crowd. The festival was also used as a way to raise money and awareness for the HIV and AIDS charity, Terrence Higgins Trust.

Becoming a registered charity[edit]

Following the second Swansea Pride event in 2010, the volunteers organising the event decided to constitute as a registered charity. The decision to become a charity was taken to demonstrate to the public that Swansea Pride is a not-for-profit event run by volunteers solely for the benefit of the local LGBT community, their friends and families.

Upcoming Event[edit]

The fifth Swansea Pride event is scheduled for Saturday 29th 2013.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Wales Evening Post 25-06-2009. Retrieved 25-06-2009
  2. ^ South Wales Evening Post 28-06-2009. Retrieved 28-06-2009
  3. ^ Swansea Pride Facebook page. Retrieved 08-04-2013

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