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Queer Editorial

durhampride18.jpg Durham Pride! It's back!

As the above headline is kind of hinting at, Durham Pride is back in May and looking well set to build on the success of previous years. (Pic: Jordan Blyth.)

Anyone remember the year 2013? David Moyes took over from Alex Ferguson as the manager of Manchester United; UKIP leader Nigel Farage was heckled by protestors in Edinburgh; and street parties were held when Margaret Thatcher died. Heady days. One thing that didn’t happen was Durham Pride as that particular knees-up didn’t come into existence until 2014, when their Chair, Mel Metcalf, began asking people why such a beautiful and diverse county wasn’t celebrating LGBT Pride.

Since then, the event has grown year on year culminating in 2017’s extravaganza that saw 10,000 people joining in the celebrations. The 2018 incarnation is taking place on the Bank Holiday Sunday at The Sands in Durham and is set to feature main stage entertainment, a parade, funfair, stalls, hot and cold food, and beer tents. There will also be official afterparties at Osbourne’s and Klute. Keep checking the websites below for up to the minute information on one of the most joyous days out of the year.

Durham Pride, Bank Holiday Sunday 27 May, The Sands, Durham, 1pm-6pm, free. durhamprideuk.org; facebook.com/DurhamPrideUK