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Parade with Pride

Images courtesy of Norwich Pride on Facebook

By any measure, Norwich Pride 2013 was a rip-roaring, runaway success. 5,000 people flooded into the city to paint the town red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Even the regal lions guarding the grand entrance to City Hall got into the act with rainbow garlands wrapped round their elegant necks and party hats propped on top of their fine heads. The BBC issued a weather warning but sheer exuberance blew the clouds away and bathed the crowds in warm sunshine. This was a Pride with a difference. Despite the large numbers, there was a touching intimacy and a genuine sense of inclusion sadly lacking in some of the mega Prides these days – no VIP areas for the cut above, no egos to massage, no fences to keep people out (or to keep them in), no faces that didn’t fit. We had a ball. Congratulations to the dedicated group of volunteers who made it all happen. You played a blinder.

I was chuffed to be asked to be the voice of Pride on Future Radio. Pity the poor people who had to listen to me witter on several times a day.

A picture paints a thousand words so check out the frocks and frolics on the Norwich Pride Facebook Page and the Norwich Evening News.

18 thoughts on “Parade with Pride

  1. Seems like you’ve been working hard on all this for a while now, judging by your social media presence. ;) Glad it was such a success and a success for Norwich, too, seems like. Congrats on the radio gig.
    Julia

  2. Ok Jack time to move on,what happened! Your blog used to be so interesting but i’m afraid its just plain boring,sorry to be so abrupt and hope i haven’t offended you. Marvelous that you have been able to develop a whole new career in publishing which undoubtedly stemmed from your travels in Turkey,this Norfolk transition is just such a yawn.

  3. No offense meant,your right time to move on. It’s been fun following you shame it ran out of steam.

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