Promising a free day of family entertainment for everyone to
enjoy, there's twice as much fun to be had now the Pride team have
announced a second stage at the city's Pier Head.
The new Summer of Love stage will include a host of local artists,
while the original Radio City one will feature Kym Mazelle and X
Factor's Rowetta to name a few.
The Pier Head site will also feature a community market including
fifty bespoke craft stalls, plus information about the LGBT
community groups working in the area.
Pride Fringe events, organised by G-Bar, Garlands and the
Liverpool Gay Business Association will take place on Eberle
Street, Stanley Street and Cumberland Street - otherwise known as
the city's gay quarter. These will feature a host of talented local
performers and DJs.
But, once the partying is over, where will you stay? Our
recommendation is the new hotel chain Base2Stay.
With branches in London's Kensington as well as Liverpool, they're
the boutique hotel group with style - and we love them.
Situated on Seel Street, the Liverpool branch is right in the
heart of the centre. Stylish, smart and brand new, each room is
more like a mini apartment with a kitchenette area and communal
space in the lobby.
Best of all? Prices start from just £49, so get booking before
they sell-out. Don't say we didn't warn you...
That aside, Pride is not just about painting the town red (or blue
if you're an Evertonian).
When we spoke to staff in the city's gay venues they all agreed
that Liverpool Pride is also about social politics and visibility
in the wake of recent hate crime incidents.
Cllr Steve Radford, Chairman of the Liverpool Gay Business
Association said: "On 6 August everyone is welcome to join
Liverpool Pride festivities. The LGBT communities are ourselves
diverse and will bring different and contrasting styles to
contribute to the day.
"However, one message that we all want to make loud and clear is
that prejudice and hatred has no place in our great city.
Liverpool is a city that celebrates diversity and values all our
residents and wishes to see everyone aspire to the best of their
abilities. Yes we in the LGBT communities have suffered in the past
and yes we still no doubt face challenges, but these challenges we
face together and with confidence in both ourselves and our
Liverpool Pride takes place across the city on 6