All aboard for Liverpool Pride 2012 - Nautical but Nice!
Publish Date: 15/05/2012
The theme of ‘Nautical but Nice’ for Liverpool Pride on Saturday 4th August was chosen following a poll of over 700 people from the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community online and in the city’s gay scene, the Stanley St Quarter.
Zoran Blackie, Chair of Liverpool Pride said: “I’m really pleased that our community has chosen the Nautical but Nice theme for this year, with the Titanic centenary and our plans to have the main stage at the Pier Head, one of the best known waterfronts in the world. I can’t wait to see what creative ideas our supporters and pride-goers are going to come up with.”
Festival planners hope that the city will set sail dressed in their own interpretations encouraging everyone to start planning their own special twists – whether as a sailor, pirate or mermaid!
The festival will also see Liverpool Pride return to Stanley St Quarter after partnering up with the team behind Gay Quarter and Eberle Street Prides 2011
Paddy Jones, event officer for Gay Quarter Pride and Liverpool Pride Trustee said: “I’m delighted to have joined the Liverpool Pride team and be working together with the community and venues in Stanley Street, Cumberland Street and Eberle Street to make this our city’s biggest and best Pride so far!”
Last year’s Summer of Love festival attracted over 35,000 people to the city’s Pier Head and an estimated 9,000 people visiting the Stanley Street Quarter throughout the day. Visitors to the city spent an estimated one million pounds in the local economy including hotel stays, food and drink and that special outfit.
The colourful Pride march saw 6,000 spectators’ come out to line the streets to show their support as more than 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as their friends and families led the way to the festival from St George’s Hall.