Gay community to show its pride

SUFFOLK'S first ever gay pride event is to take place in September. Featuring live music, stalls, and entertainment, the event includes a live audio link-up with crowds of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers gathered at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

SUFFOLK'S first ever gay pride event is to take place in September.

Featuring live music, stalls, and entertainment, the event includes a live audio link-up with crowds of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers gathered at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

The event is organised by the Suffolk Gay and Lesbian Helpine and Suffolk Police.

Helpline trustee Gordon Soames said: “It is the 40th anniversary of the riots there, and we are going to share with them by all waving banners calling out greetings and singing together. History will be made.”

The first of its kind in Suffolk, the event is expected to attract an estimated 3,000 people.

Mr Soames added: “It is going to be a day for the whole community to come together with the gay community to celebrate diversity. Cambridge and Norwich have had gay pride events in the past but there has never been one in Suffolk.

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