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Our Dazzling Guide to Liverpool Pride Events & Celebrations

This year, get ready for the best Liverpool pride yet. From the most sassy and sensational headline acts to a batch of dazzling events, it’s set to be a weekend to remember. Taking place from 27 – 28 July, the inclusive festival is free, fun and packed with plenty of things to see and do for the whole family to enjoy.

So, get your rainbow flags at the ready as Liverpool prepares to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in typical sassy style.

Saturday 27th July 2019

Liverpool Pride March 2019

When: Saturday 27th July 2019

Where: Beginning at St Georges Plateau and finishing at Tithebarn Street

 

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On Saturday, June 27, 1970, Chicago Gay Liberation marched from Washington Square Park to the Water Tower. From this day forward, activists and LGBTQ+ members marched in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia respectively. In the 1980s, however, activists of a less radical nature began taking over the march. Then, by the late 1980s, the phrases “Gay Liberation” and “Gay Freedom” were dropped, replacing them with “Gay Pride.”

Liverpool is set to gather at St George’s Plateau before the colourful march begins. Liverpool pride’s peaceful march walks in order to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and strive for equal rights.

The theme for the march is ‘Come as You Are’ so, the LQBTQ+ community are set to take to the streets waving their rainbow flags and spreading their peaceful message. The march welcomes anyone, regardless of who they are or how they identify, to take pride in themselves and to demonstrate that hate is simply not welcome in Liverpool.

The march is scheduled to cover Queen’s Square and Stanley Street before ending on Tithebarn Street.

Barclays Main Stage

When: Saturday 27th July 2019

Where: Tithebarn Street

 

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The Barclays Main Stage is set to return to Liverpool Pride this year. Past acts have included RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Courtney Act, 80s synthpop sensation Marc Almond and the showstopping musical Kinky Boots.

This year, however, The Barclays Main Stage – which has sponsored the event since 2017 – is set to bring a day of dazzling performers and fabulous feel-good acts to Liverpool Pride, who have joined forces with Liverpool Sound City to curate the line-up.

The Barclays Main Stage is expected to entertain Liverpool Pride goers this year. People can enjoy a jam-packed mix of queer cabaret and musical treats.

Headlining the main stage this year is none other than Finish-born X Factor and Dancing on Ice star Saara Aalto, who performed at Eurovision 2018 with the pop banger ‘Monsters.’ The Finish sensation is scheduled to take to the stage on Saturday, as Katy Alex also performs.

 

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When speaking to The Gay Times, Saara said she’s “ready to have a fabulous time in Liverpool,” and we’re sure everyone else is ready to have a fabulous time watching her. She also exclaimed: “Liverpool has such a rich musical and LGBTQ+ history and I can’t wait to be back in the city.”“As a Lesbian artist,” said Saara, “it means so much to me to perform and be an advocate for my community. Pride is such an important event, so let’s raise the rainbow flag together for everybody to see on July 27.” We couldn’t agree more.

Liverpool Pride is the perfect place to have a dance, dress to impress and forget your inhibitions without fear or judgement. So, bring your best moves to the dance floor and get ready to celebrate.

That said, Liverpool Pride doesn’t just stop once the festival is finished. In October, the LCR Pride Awards take place in Liverpool. The LCR Pride Awards celebrate the brightest, bravest and best of the region’s LGBTQ+ communities at their stunning awards ceremony. Then, in February 2020, there’s the LCR Pride Patrons’ Dinner and, throughout the year, Film With Pride explores the very best new and classic LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world.

Sunday 28th July 2019

Pride Sundae

When: Sunday 28th July 2019

Where: TBC

Perfect for the whole family, Pride Sundae is set to stage a whole host of unmissable events taking place across Liverpool. From dancing and music to delicious food, Pride Sundae is both a free, drop-in event and the ideal opportunity to try something new, make a change and, of course, have lots and lots of fun.

Cultural events across the city are also set to celebrate pride in their own unique way. Join in Liverpool’s Pride celebrations and create your own LGBTQ+ themed artwork at the Museum of Liverpool. But that’s not everything – it’s certainly worth heading over to the Museum of Liverpool, where the waterfront museum is hosting Story Time with Mama G.

 

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Join Mama G for storytime like you’ve never seen or heard it before. Combining panto, drag and the traditional art of story-telling, Mama G will be sharing absorbing tales that celebrate being who you are and loving who you want. Coinciding with Liverpool Pride Weekend, this performance will feature published works and never before heard stories that promise to make you laugh, think, cry and love.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ voices, these insightful events are certain to help inspire, educate and encourage. We mean, what better way to wind down after such a fabulous weekend of fun and entertainment.

The Best Gay Bars in Liverpool

 

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It goes without saying that Liverpool Pride is the event of the year for gay bars in Liverpool. And Liverpool certainly has its fair share of sensationally sassy gay bars and clubs to choose from. Because, let’s be honest, Liverpool’s nightlife is absolutely sensational and famous for being one of the best in the UK.

Liverpool was the first British city to introduce rainbows on street signs in order to identify the Gay Quarter with pride. The flourishing nightlife area is perfect for celebrating with friends and family over the weekend.

Some of the best gay bars and clubs in Liverpool include Navy Bar, GBar and the famous Garlands. Each spot offers something completely unique, with fantastic DJs keeping you on your feet all night long.

We hope youve enjoyed our guide to Pride Liverpool and have the most fabulous and flamboyant weekend. And, if you fancy heading further afield to celebrate Pride, then why dont you check out our ultimate guides to Smithdown and Allerton Road.

And, if you’re looking for party accommodation for Liverpool Pride, check out the best party rooms and apartments here!

And, make sure to let us know how your weekend went over on our Facebook page.

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