What does Pride mean to me? With a two-and-a-half year old, to me Pride is about making sure that he grows up in an environment of love and acceptance. I want him to grow up seeing how normal sexual diversity and gender variation is and I also want him to know that anything other than equality is completely unacceptable. On top of that. I want him to be able to experience the most vibrant and elaborate party that Leeds has to offer! Start the party training young and the pupil shall become the master!
Radio Aire will also be recruiting for more people to join the station float, tune into Caroline and Ant in the Morning for full details from July 1st.’
PRIDE IS BACK IN LEEDS!
Being part of last year’s Leeds Pride was an epic experience for all of us at Radio Aire. The atmosphere was electric and the vibe was just buzzing and we’re so excited to again be part of Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* life.
Leeds is our city and we’re passionate about it and get involved in lots of the events but Pride is really special to us. When we’re at the Tour de Yorkshire, we’re surrounded by mostly cycling enthusiasts, when it’s Slam Dunk Festival it’s mostly Rock Music fans but at Pride, it’s all sorts of people from all different walks of life. The one fantastic connection is the belief that we all should have the right and the freedom to celebrate being ourselves, and that is beautiful.
Last year’s highlight for us was simply the smiles on everyone’s faces – they brightened up the streets of Leeds as much as any banner and all of the glitter! It made us really proud to live in and be a part of Leeds. Like last year, we’re going to be broadcasting live from the Parade and from the stage at Call Lane and trying our best to portray all of the sparkle and finesse so if you want a shout out, find us on Facebook and give us your details!
The Parade this year is looking bigger and better than ever, we’re going to be decked out in our rainbow t-shirts with our fully Prided up bus making sure that we play you all of the biggest hits as we move throughout the city – the only change is that this year we’ll wear more sensible shoes – oh the blisters!