22 of the best pictures of town celebrating Suffolk Pride
- Credit: Brittany Woodman
As Suffolk Pride gets underway in Ipswich, a sea of colour has returned to the town's streets.
The event, which is now in its third year, held its most accessible event yet.
It was divided into three stages around the Waterfront, with two designated safe/quiet places for those who wanted to be involved away from the crowds.
Lucy Edwards, head of access and inclusion said: "Seeing the strength and diversity of our community made Suffolk Pride 2022 one of the happiest days of my life.
"I'm so proud of what our amazing team has managed to achieve in making the biggest, most diverse and most accessible Suffolk Pride yet and I can't wait to see what the next year will bring for Suffolk Pride. "
The Main Stage on the Waterfront had some of the best musicians and dancers in the country.
It featured a dedicated viewing area for people with disabilities, alongside stalls selling local produce, food and drinks.
The Arts Stage at the University of Suffolk hosted poets, speakers and a Disability and Queerness Panel.
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The Youth Stage at the Hold hosted drag, music performances and two open mic sessions.
Boom Battle Bar in the Ipswich Buttermarket will be hosting the official afterparty, with four different and varied performances.
Darah Briscomb, co-chair of Suffolk Pride said: “It was beautiful to see the Waterfront come alive with Queer joy and love for one another.
"The supportive environment throughout the day was phenominal and despite a few hiccups we managed to pull together a wonderfully diverse group of people.”