Bristol Pride took over the city centre on Saturday with colour, music and celebration.
This was the first time the parade march had taken place since 2019. A diversity of communities came together in support of LGBTQIA+ rights and they turned up in their thousands.
The parade began at 10.45am with the march circling around Cabot Circus to the Harbourside near Bristol Aquarium.
There was a plethora of signs made by marchers declaring things such as: ‘Love is a Human Right’ and ‘Trans Rights Now’.
Sign makers explained to me that “Pride is a protest. It’s a chance for us to voice the changes we feel need to be made by the wider community.”
After the march, Bristol Pride hosted a festival on the Downs which had a variety of entertainment for all ages, from cabaret to silent discos. The festival also featured the new Get Qweird stage hosted by the up-and-coming group House of Savalon, a collective of talented queer performers such as Astro-Zencia, Roux and Paykubi who have been known for their bold and powerhouse performances across the queer scene in Bristol.
All in all, Bristol Pride was a day to remember for many and will be back next year in July.