Leeds Pride is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and *Trans life that took place this year on Sunday 5th August 2018.
As a volunteer at Carers Leeds you can be asked to get involved in a wide range of things from stuffing envelopes to taking part in the pride parade. In 2017 I volunteered to help with the preparation for Leeds Pride in August. Carers Leeds were in the parade of organisations supporting the LGBTQ community in Leeds, and held a stall to help promote the services Carers Leeds provides to those attending Pride. I was involved in sourcing the flags and promotional materials for the day and setting up the stall before marching in the parade under the Carers Leeds LGBTQ Banner. As both a carer and a member of the LGBTQ community this was a very proud moment for me.
Everyone who took part in Pride in 2017 enjoyed it so much we decided to do it all again this year. The parade was fantastic with double the number of organisations of the year before and the wall of sound that greeted us as we marched through Leeds was unbelievable. It was great to see so many people out supporting Pride and enjoying such a lovely family day.
Now we have done two years of Pride we are like a well oiled machine so roll on next year!
*What does ‘Trans’ mean? ‘Transgender’ (often abbreviated to ’trans’) is used as an inclusive umbrella term to describe anyone who feels that the gender assigned to them at birth fails to describe them.
VOLUNTEERS WELCOME— If you would like to volunteer with Carers Leeds at Leeds Pride next year please contact Valerie, Volunteer Coordinator.