Written By: Elliot Herman 20/8/15
Pride Glasgow is set to take place this weekend (22-23 August) at Glasgow Green.
Pride Glasgow is set to take place this weekend (22-23 August) at Glasgow Green, with performances from Texas, Union J, Heather Peace, Katrina (ex the Waves), Rozalla, GBX and many more.
The parade, which focuses on raising awareness of transgender rights, comes in contrast to its competitor Free Pride, which has imposed a blanket ban upon drag performances following complaints that transgender individuals might be uncomfortable with having them at the event.
Participants for the official Glasgow Pride parade will assemble at Glasgow Green from 12.15pm, with the parade starting at 1pm. Prior to the start of the parade, a rally will be hosted by the Equality Network, Scotland’s leading LGBTI equality and human rights charity.
Pride Glasgow’s main stage will see speeches from TIE Campaign, who are seeking to make LGBTI education a statutory right in the curriculum of Scottish schools; Steve Retson Project, discussing the new approach to Sexual Health Services in Glasgow; and The Equality Network/Scottish Transgender Alliance.
Opening at 12pm, the main festival site will host over 100 community, charity and trading stalls offering advice, freebies and selling a range of merchandise; there will also be a community stage with circus performances throughout the day with live music and performances from 4pm alongside the popular funfair.
There will also be a free Youth Space for Young LGBT People aged 13-25 run in partnership with Pride Glasgow, LGBT Youth, Glasgow Life and Castlemilk Youth Complex, with a live performance from Lloyd Daniels.
Alastair Smith, Chief Executive of Pride Glasgow, said: ‘This year marks 20 years of Pride events in Scotland and we have come along way since the first; Pride is a chance for the LGBTI community and their friends, family and supporters to come together and celebrate the achievements of the community and to stand together as one and raise awareness of the issues that we still face.’
Tickets for the Pride Glasgow main event are on sale from £8 and are available online or from the on-site box office over the weekend.
Source: So So Gay