SALISBURY Pride UK has been nominated in the National Diversity Awards which celebrates the grass root communities striving to overcome the issues in society.
This year, Salisbury Pride festival will take place in Queen Elizabeth Gardens on Saturday July 2.
A non-profit organisation, it is managed by a team of dedicated volunteers and the aim is to raise awareness of the issues facing those in the LGBTQ+ community.
Pride festivals are known for their colours, parades, concerts, and marches but they are at their core about equality, and acceptance. The rainbow flag synonymous with these events is used as a symbol to celebrate people’s differences.
Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Caroline Corbin said: “I am a custodian of Pride. I steer it and want everyone to be treated as equals and with respect.
“People felt very safe last year but there is still a subliminal bias at times, so we have a long way to go. Salisbury must yet improve.”
It was a successful event in 2021 and this year, it is already gaining momentum.
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