Thousands of people turned out to line the streets and march in Norwich’s 8th annual pride.
The streets around Norwich city were teeming with thousands of revellers yesterday as Norwich celebrated its 8th annual pride event.
The event saw the pride pull its largest numbers to date, with one half taking place in the Forum and the second taking place in the park. One member of security said there was an expectation of over 6000 people at the event.
The celebration started at the Forum in front of the Norwich council building which was decked out in rainbow colours and proudly flying the rainbow flag. Leading the march was the town’s Lord mayor, Marion Maxwell, who waved happily to the parade’s on-lookers.
A pride volunteer paid testament to Norwich’s acceptance and diversity, telling THEGAYUK that Norwich was one of the safest cities in the UK. He said that he was so “proud” to live in the city and that he was incredibly honoured and proud to volunteer for his sixth Pride.