Birmingham Pride - May 2003

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It’s annually the first gay Pride event on Britain’s gay calendar and advertised as “the biggest free gay and lesbian 3 day party in the UK”. Some of the roads and several local car parks around the gay village are closed off for traffic during the whole 3 day festival. Instead of one big main stage, this year there were 4 mini stages with DJ’s and celebrity PA’s playing throughout the day and evening. Subway City had a popular dance tent and the Nightingale kept its lower ground dance floor open all day too. There was is big funfair and the traditional village green; this is where one of the car parks it turfed over with grass for games, competitions and a dog show.

The Birmingham Pride committee also set up a carnival parade fund and dedicated workshop for people and venue owners to put together and design flamboyant costumes and floats for a parade around the city centre on the Saturday afternoon. This year is was as colourful as ever; check out the 2 galleries of photos above.

Thanks to Upton Clue and the Pride committee for their hard work organising the event and making it one of the best ever.

Further info and photos from Birmingham Pride can be found on the official web site:

Birmingham Pride 2003