A photo essay from Alexie showing the best moments from Bristol Pride 2017.
Organised by members of the LGBT+ community Pride is the chance for all LGBT+ people, their friends, families and allies to stand up and declare they are proud of who they are and their loved ones.
Last saturday, I went to Bristol Pride for the first time. There was a really diverse crowd, great atmosphere to celebrate the LGBT+ community. This is a collection of my favourite photographs of the day.
Bristol Pride was a great event, with a really diverse crowd and fun atmosphere.
Being my first Pride, I didn’t really know what to expect. Everyone’s energy was really great and it felt like everyone was having a good time together. There was a huge turnout making Bristol Pride 2017 the biggest event so far, with over 4,500 taking part in the parade to share their support for the LGBT+ community and thousands more attending free festival events around the city.
Throughout the day the main stage had a diverse range of acts that, to name a few, included; J’Adele (an Adele tribute artist), Bristol’s best Dr Meaker (Who were my prized discovery of the day) Check out their site here. And finally, a less than impressive headline performance by Busted, who seemed a tad irrelevant in today’s pop music culture.
All in all, I had an amazing time and a lot of fun. If you want to find out more about pride, check out Bristol Pride’s website here where there is loads of information on what Pride is and how you can get involved.
‘Pride is a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT+ rights movements throughout the world.’