Bristol Pride

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Bristol Pride is an annual festival in the city of Bristol, which champions equality and diversity across South West England. In 2017, 36,000 people attended 19 events organised by Bristol Pride[1]. The first Pride in Bristol was held in 1977 as a fundraiser for the Gay News blasphemy trial.[2] The first event run by the current organisers in Bristol occurred in 2010; events in following years were headlined by acts such as Kelis, Martha Wash, Blue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Lisa Stansfield. In 2018, Alexandra Burke is headlining the festival.

Pride takes place on the second weekend each July, with the next event on Saturday 14th July 2018. Held at first in Bristol's Castle Park, in 2012 it was moved to College Green due to the presence of an English Defence League march in the city centre. From 2016 the festival moved from Castle Park to the Bristol Harbourside, at Millennium Square and the Amphitheatre.[3]

Bristol Pride remains a free-to-attend festival, though organisers have highlighted the need for donations and funding for the festival to keep it open.

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  1. ^ "Bristol Pride Festival". Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "OutStories - First Pride in Bristol". Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bristol Pride | 1–10 July | Latest News". bristolpride.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 

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