A dedicated North East LGBT charity is celebrating after securing a grant from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland for its work to bring Pride back to the region.
Aberdeen-based ‘Four Pillars’ has been awarded £10,000 from the Awards for All Fund to support the new Grampian Pride event being held in the city on 26th May. The charity provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the city and surrounding areas.
Four Pillars are founding partners in the new Grampian Pride event, alongside Grampian Regional Equality Council and Pink Saltire. The event is being led by volunteers from the local community and in conjunction with the NE LGBT+ Community Development Group.
This is the first LGBT Pride event in the city for over 6 years and is shaping up to be an exciting day, with Hollyoaks actress Annie Wallace leading the parade along Union Street, and singer/songwriter Sandi Thom confirmed to headline, alongside a host of other local artists.
1000 free advance tickets have already sold out and there plans to release more in the coming weeks.
The Pride team have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure everything comes together and that the city has an opportunity to celebrate diversity and demonstrate its values of being an open and welcoming place for everyone.
Commenting on the award, Four Pillars founder, Deejay Bullock said:
“We are thrilled to have received this support. By securing funding, such as that from the National Lottery, we are able to ensure that participation in Pride activities remain free and open to all, including a free parade and free entertainment.”
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