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Congleton to host first Pride event

Rainbow flags are being displayed across Congleton, as the town prepares to hold its first Pride event.

It will feature stalls and musical performances, aimed at celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, and equality and diversity within it.

It takes place in the Bridge Street area of the town centre from 10am to 4pm.

In the evening, many bars and pubs in the local area will also be running their own events in celebration of the day.

The team who have organised Congleton Pride say they chose to do so after being told many LGBTQ+ individuals feel unsafe being themselves and expressing their sexual orientation/gender identity.

They are hoping the event will improve understanding, and tackle prejudice.

Congleton Pride chair Ronan Clayton and Congleton Town Mayor Cllr Sally-Anne Holland will open the event with speeches at 10am, before acts take to the stage.

 

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