Coventry City Council backs Coventry Pride 2018

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Coventry City Council have provided a donation to support the charity that puts on the free Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT+) pride festival taking place in Coventry city centre on June 9 and 10 2018.

Rainbow flag flying outside Coventry City Council's Council House

Coventry Pride’s mission includes the promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by organising an annual LGBT+ event. The charity depends entirely on volunteers, most of who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans themselves.

Councillor John Mutton commented: “The volunteers who run Coventry Pride are doing important work to promote equality and diversity across our city. The City Council wanted to support Coventry Pride with a donation, so the event can remain free for everyone to access.”

Paul Desson-Baxter, Chair of Coventry Pride added: “We’re delighted that in such a challenging financial climate that Coventry City Council have been able to support our charity. This donation will help us to spread the word that diversity is something to celebrate across our wonderful city.”

This year’s Pride festival will include live music, community stalls, information covering health and wellbeing and much more. The event on 9-10 June will be held opposite Coventry Cathedral with additional events being held in Broadgate. The theme for this year’s Pride festival is Be You: encouraging everyone to be themselves and celebrate the diverse communities we have across Coventry.