What an amazing first experience of Belfast Pride for Choice.
A fun filled informative week was rounded off with our first ever presence at the celebratory Pride parade on Saturday. The theme of this year's parade was 'Rights Now', as it aimed "to highlight the rights that are still denied to [the LGBTQ+] community".
Belfast's first ever Pride parade was in 1991, when about 100 people took part. Choice were proud to join over 140 organisations and businesses on Saturday 3rd August. Led by Michael McDonnell 31 people represented Choice at the parade, made up of staff, family and friends.
After a week of events to celebrate and support the LBGT community 70,000 people brought Belfast to life with colour and music.
Congratulations to Team Pride in Choice who worked hard to coordinate the Association’s contribution, you should all be very proud it is clear your dedication has really paid off.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the coffee morning with money, cakes and tray bakes, raising money for the Rainbow Project NI.
We are already looking forward to next year!