Bristol Pride 2019 to get underway with commemorative Flag Raising this Friday 28th June

Bristol Pride 2019 to get underway with commemorative Flag Raising this Friday 28th June

Posted on: 26 Jun 2019

Bristol Pride is hosting its 10th Anniversary in June and July this year, marking the occasion with a series of events to celebrate the LGBT+ community and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots demonstrations, the original birth of the Pride movement. Pride 2019 will get underway this Friday with a Flag Raising outside City Hall and will feature live music, art, dance, talks, workshops, parties, film, poetry and much more until the finale on 14th July.

Bristol Pride 2019 Stonewall Flag Raising.

Identified as one of the UK's biggest and best Pride events as well as being named the fastest-growing Pride in the country, Bristol Pride 2019 is set to be the city's biggest to date. 


The celebrations will be preceded by a commemorative Flag Raising at City Hall on Friday 28th June, remembering the events of the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, during which members of the local LGBT community took part in a series of spontaneous demonstrations against the police raid of The Stonewall Inn. 


The Riots are widely considered as the spark that led to the original gay liberation movement, and those involved are credited as the pioneers of the push for LGBT rights in the US and beyond. This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, and so Bristol Pride will be holding a Flag Raising event at 5pm on Friday 28th June to remember the brave people who stood up for their community.

The Flag Raising will officially get Bristol Pride 2019, which, running from 28th June-14th July, is set to be the busiest and most varied that Bristol has ever seen. With a huge range of events taking place across the two-week celebration including Poetry at Rainbow Milk, Sing Out For Pride, Pride Game Jam, Pride Dog Show, a Trans Men Meet Up, Drag Queen Bingo and much more, you won't be short of new and exciting ways to celebrate Pride this year.


Bristol Pride will, of course, culminate in a huge Pride Day party on Saturday 13th July, taking place this year at The Downs and hosting the Pride Parade, live music, DJ sets, Drag acts, food and market stalls, community, youth and wellbeing areas and more. The 2019 Pride Day is certain to be an absolute highlight of the 2019 Bristol calendar, so we encourage anyone and everyone to get involved and show their solidarity with the LGBT+ community, having an absolute blast in the process.


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