Published: Tuesday, 2nd Aug 2022

Bolton Council is proud to sponsor and support this year’s Bolton Pride festivities.

Pride small 2022Held across a three-day festival weekend from Friday, August 5, the event will be a celebration of Bolton’s LGBTQ+ communities.

The council will also be taking part in the Bolton Pride Parade, which will leave Queens Park at 11am on Saturday August 6 before arriving in Victoria Square.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride rally, organised to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and to speak out against discrimination.

Bolton Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said:

“Bolton Pride will be a vibrant celebration of the essential contributions our LGBTQ+ community makes to life in our borough.

“As a council, and an employer, we are fully committed to equality and diversity. We work closely with all our partners to promote inclusion and tackle all forms hate crime.

“The council is proud to be sponsoring this year’s event and we urge as many people as possible to come along and take part.”

Bolton Pride is a non-profit organisation which works to build community cohesion and organises events throughout the year.

For more information, visit the Bolton Pride website.