Date Confirmed for Third Sheffield Pride

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Sheffield Pride 2009 took place 6 months ago and was a massive success with over 5,500 individuals in attendance. However, now it’s time to start thinking about Sheffield Pride 2010.

Rest assured the Sheffield Pride Committee has been working hard since December to create an event to rival the last and the pressure’s on to make it bigger and better than ever so there was really no time to waste.

Saturday 26th June 2010 is the date to pop in your diary and Endcliffe Park is the place to be. There’s going to be the normal areas you expect from Pride events, a main stage, community area, beer tent, community area and a dedicated spot for the children. But as ever there will be new and interesting things to look out for, so keep your eyes peeled.

‘We’ve been working hard over Christmas to get as much sorted for Sheffield Pride 2010. With the date and venue confirmed, we are now looking to fundraising events and sponsorship. So, if you have any wacky ideas of how we can raise more money for Sheffield Pride, why not contact the Pride Committee on info@sheffieldpride.org.uk’ or visit www.sheffieldpride.org.uk for more information?’ commented Nik King, Chair of the Pride Committee.

Sheffield Pride is one of the biggest live music events for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, with an inclusive, attitude-free environment designed to increase the visibility of Sheffield’s LGBT communities. It is important for a fun, non-political event to exist in order to stress the importance of equality; and to highlight homophobia that people from marginalised LGBT communities of Sheffield sometimes suffer. It is a time to celebrate our differences as a community and thank all those individuals, businesses and organisations that support the LGBT community in the ways that they do.

Sheffield Pride has been nominated for the best festival/event at the Exposed awards which shows the amount of support that we have received throughout the year as a result of the success of Sheffield Pride 2009.

‘The committee would like to thank everyone who voted for Sheffield Pride at the exposed awards. It would be amazing to win but just being nominated reminds us why we work so hard throughout the year to create a Pride event because it makes an impact on people’s lives!’ commented David Baker, PR & Communicaions Officer