City Buzz: Rainbow fun as Leeds flies flag for Pride

Leeds Pride in Millennium Square last year.
Leeds Pride in Millennium Square last year.
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For the last nine years Leeds has proudly flown the flag for equality.

Leeds Pride’s humble beginnings saw just a few hundred people gathered on the steps of the Civic Hall and over the years has grown from strength to strength.

Thousands of revellers are set to celebrate equality and acceptance with the return of the festivities which promise to be a colourful array of carnival and entertainment on Sunday.

Over the years it has attracted big names with local star Gareth Gates taking to the stage along with X Factor champion Joe McElderry and pop queen Sophie Ellis Bextor.

This year is set to be every bit as spectacular with special guest appearances from Dancing on Ice champion Ray Quinn, American soul singer Kym Mazelle and semi-finalist from Britain’s Got Talent, Lorraine Bowen,

The fun starts in Millennium Square from noon on Sunday before the parade sets off to Lower Briggate where the festivities continue.

Last year more than 30,000 revellers came to the city causing hotel rooms to be completely snapped up.

Long may the city continue to fly the flag for Pride!

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