DUNDEE PRIDE RETURNS AND PROMISES ‘BIGGER AND BETTER’ FOR 2019

Dundee Pride returns to the city on Saturday 21st September and will move to a larger venue for the 2019 event.

Following the success of the inaugural Pride in 2018, with an estimated 7,000 people attending, the event will move to Slessor Gardens, opposite the iconic V&A Museum on the waterfront.

Organisers have been working hard to strengthen local partnerships and announced the date at a special ‘Pride Blether’ event at Klozet Bar, one of the city’s LGBT venues.

Co-Chair, Tim Kelly, told us:

“Last year I saw everything from young children playing superheroes wearing Pride flags as capes, to an 80-year-old lesbian care home resident in tears as this was her first Pride event. It was a truly moving experience and we want to make it bigger and better.”

Highlights planned for 2019 include the Pride march through the city, a youth zone, live entertainment and that traditional Dundonian welcome for visitors, ensuring everyone has a memorable and enjoyable day.

Lisamarie Cohen, a Trustee with Pride, said:

“We are pleased, once again, to show the World that Dundee is a diverse and welcoming city. Slessor Gardens will be an amazing venue for our Pride Village.”

2019 is likely to be Scotland’s biggest ever year of Pride events, with plans for 15 events across the country. Trans Pride Scotland lead the calendar, with the event also being held in Dundee on March 30th.

Meanwhile, entertainers and organisations can get involved in Dundee Pride when a formal application process opens on 9th April, running until 17th June. If you’d like to know more, check the Dundee Pride website or follow the team on their Facebook page.

Watch some of the 2018 Dundee Pride highlights here:

Pic credits: Dundee Pride

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