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Thousands took to the city centre for this year's Coventry Pride

Felix Nobes 11th Jun, 2018 Updated: 11th Jun, 2018

THOUSANDS took to the city centre for this year’s vibrant Coventry Pride.

Up to 15,000 people attended the Pride festival over the weekend to celebrate the city’s diversity and its LGBT+ community.

There were events for everyone with live music, food stalls and a chance to discuss health and wellbeing with the city’s experts.

Organisers agreed on the theme #BeYou – encouraging those who visited the festival to display their true colours.

There were flamboyant outfits and lively crowds at some of the city’s key locations such as Broadgate and outside the cathedral – a symbol of peace and unity.

It was one of the festival’s most successful years as Coventry’s diverse population prepares itself for UK City of Culture 2021.

A Coventry Pride spokesperson said: “Wow what a weekend at Coventry Pride – thank you Coventry around 15,000 times.

“This is the estimated number of visitors we had over our Pride weekend – a big increase from last year.

“We think this says something about the great diverse city that is starting to be really proud of who it is.

“We’re a free pride and all the organisers don’t get paid a penny so you can #BeYou in Coventry.

“If you would like to help keep Coventry Pride free please donate whatever you can on our Local Giving page – just £1 would make a MASSIVE difference.

“You’re all awesome people, go out and spread the word about Coventry Pride and remember Be You.

“Thank you – see you at another Pride event soon.”

For more information and to donate visit: https://localgiving.org/charity/coventry-pride/

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