THE COUNTDOWN is on to the first ever Bromsgrove Pride which takes place next month.
The event will be held in Bromsgrove High Street on from 11am to 3pm on October 2.
We reported in January 2020 about plans being mooted for the festival to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community but the plans – like so many events – fell victim to the pandemic.
Last year Bromsgrove District Council did fly the rainbow flag above the Council House at Parkside during Worcestershire Pride.
The organisers of Bromsgrove Pride have mapped out their vision for the Bromsgrove public event which is aimed at promoting equality and diversity for public benefit and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
It has several other aims, including raising awareness and educating the public about the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ people and cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity in particular through celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.
As well as the annual LGBTQ Bromsgrove Pride, smaller events – including more regular social gatherings for members of the LGBTQ+ community will be held throughout the year.
And it is hoped the management committee will share funding and or grants and or donations to other charitable and voluntary organisations in the Bromsgrove community.
In a statement, the organisers added: “We are a very small committee, established in 2019.
“We are local volunteers all working/living/studying in Bromsgrove, and we do everything in our free time.
“We haven’t reached all of our aims yet but we are getting there.”
Bromsgrove Pride on October 2 will be the group’s first event.
Click here for the Bromsgrove Pride Facebook page and more information.