PEOPLE are encouraged to dress up in fancy outfits at this year’s Worcestershire Pride to fit the 1969 style theme to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Pride is set to return to Worcester for its third year and will be celebrating the birth of the LGBT+ liberation movement, following the riots of 1969 in New York.

Mathew Skilbeck, vice chairman and sponsorship officer said: “This is a key time for Worcestershire Pride as it’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

“This year’s theme is New York New York, so we are planning lots of things to fit our theme.

“We want people to dress up in themed costumes to mark the key points in LGBT+ history.

“We will have lots of signs up and the main stage will be known as the theatre Broadway, in New York. There will be market stalls representing the famous Fifth Avenue and carnival games to portray Coney Island.”

A parade is set to take place, where members will stroll through the streets in the city, starting at the fountains in Deansway, leading up to Broad Street, High Street, Pump Street and on to New Street and into the Cornmarket, where the main event will be held from 12.30pm.


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Members from Worcestershire Pride are appealing for sponsors for this year’s event to support the LGBT+ community.

Mr Skilbeck added: “Worcestershire Pride has seen an increase in support going from strength to strength in 2017 and 2018.

“With Worcestershire Pride taking place in the heart of Worcester,with many LGBT+ people living here, this is your chance to show your brand at Worcestershire Pride and in front of thousands of people and potential customers.

“We have various sponsorship packages available. Becoming a sponsor is a great way to show your support for the LGBT+ community.”

Anyone who wishes to sponsor the event, which will take place on September 21, can email