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Volunteers needed as Norwich Pride gets ready to celebrate its sixth year

13:49 15 May 2014

Norwich Pride steering committee

Norwich Pride steering committee

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Norwich Pride is getting ready to celebrate it’s sixth year this summer.

The annual celebration will this year take place in the city on July 26.

The steering committee is now working hard to plan the celebration and is looking for volunteers to help run the day - no specialist skills are needed, just enthusiasm!

At a recent meeting, this year’s chairman Dean Simons said: “I am excited and proud to be chair of the 6th Norwich Pride.

“This year will be similar to previous years; free, inclusive and from the LGBT community for everyone.”

This year the parade will return to Chapelfield Gardens for music and entertainment, but the Forum will remains the main focus for the morning with stalls, talks and music.

From 10am onwards there will be stalls at the Forum, and there will be an opening ceremony at 10.30am.

The entertainment in Chapelfield Gardens will begin at midday. The parade through the city - which will start and end at Chapelfield Gardens - will be at 2pm.

From 3.30pm until 5pm there will be entertainment and speeches at the bandstand in Chapelfield Gardens.

There will also be some talks in The Curve in the Forum.

The Natasha Curson Memorial Talk will be from 11am until midday, and then at 12.30pm there will be a one-hour Question Time event with Peter Tatchell, LGBT rights advocate (TBC), Elly Barnes, director of education LGBT History Month and CN Lester, musician, writer, activist.

• Norwich Pride will be on July 26.

• Anybody who would like to get involved and be a Norwich Pride volunteer should e-mail info@norwichpride.org.uk

6 comments

  • Just as an aside, what are they celebrating?

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    Andy T

    Friday, May 16, 2014

  • I'm proud I'm not gay. I do however have some gay friends. I think these days the gay group are probably more accepted than many other groups of people. I think the fact that they keep going on about it alients them because they are making a statement that they are different. Why? Gays complain about being excludedshunned so why not make the event more inclusive like a Notting Hill type of carnival rather than hold an event that highlights their differences?.

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    Andy T

    Friday, May 16, 2014

  • What is a gay community.They like to think they are a colony. Sorry they are just citizens who live in Norfolk.As blister states not all are so narrow,some like a bit less flamboyance more of a reserved cultured life.Can we all grow up from now on.

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    PaulH

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • I think the gay community owes more to gay soap characters or politicians who come out as gay for changing peoples attitudes than marches of people waving rainbow flags and blowing whistles on a sunny Saturday afternoon

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    blister

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Just don't feel there is any need to fight against discrimination etc, there is discrimination against all types of people. Unlike 10 years ago I feel as a gay man I can meet friends in any pub or restaurant in the city and no longer feel the need to go to specific places. There are isolated incidents against gay people but there against other minority groups or individuals. These pressure groups are living in the past.

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    blister

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Don't really see the point of Pride marches, I am gay and find a lot of gay people are very prejudiced against anyone who is not young and attractive, most of the ads on sites like gaydar specify young , slim and good looking types wanted and disregard anyone that does not fit into this narrow group

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    blister

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

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