Stockport’s first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) Pride event comes to the Historic Market Place and Market Hall on Sunday 30th July 2017. The day starts at 10am, runs until 4pm, and is free for the public to attend.
It will be a celebration of the borough’s LGBT community. It includes information stalls for local organisations, food and drink, and entertainment on stage.
Numerous local charities and community organisations have signed up for stalls - these include the LGBT Foundation, Lifeline, Stockport Mind and AgeUK Stockport. There will be many other supportive groups attending from the local community.
Within the Market Place, Castle Yard will host The Martyn Hett Stage – named after one of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack. Some of the confirmed acts include drag act Misty Lee, previous X Factor contestants Jordan Devine and Ryan Wilkins, vocalists Jane Relph and Ewan Sim, and Stockport’s own Silver Band.
Market Place venue Seven Miles Out will also be hosting a selection of local performers.
The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Linda Holt, will be in attendance. People Like Us Stockport (PLUS) have been organising the event - they have been the borough’s LGBT social group since 2004. Previous events organised by them in the borough include LGBT History Month and World AIDS Day fundraisers.
The Chairperson of PLUS, Luke Walker, said that the event would “bring people together, increase a sense of community and to show people that it’s okay to be who you are.”
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