An open invitation to join East London Pride

On 24 September, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in East London celebrate our diverse lives and oppose homo- phobia, transphobia, sexism and racism, including islamophobia and antisemitism. If you share our values then join us! Everyone is welcome: people of all genders and all ethnic groups, people of all ages, and people of faith and none.

The programme begins at 1pm prompt in Hackney Town Hall Square with the official Opening. (People may assemble from 12.30). At 2pm the parade will head off across Hackney and Tower Hamlets, ending at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, where a festival will run from 3-7pm. Weavers Fields is next door and offers the option of a picnic.The pa- rade route is approximately 1.4 miles on level ground.

Full details of entertainment and workshops will be updated online at www.eastlondonpride.org.uk

Opening Event/Parade – Hackney Town Hall Sq.

Assemble 12.30pm, event starts 1pm. Parade 2pm.

Stn: Hackney Central. Buses: 26, 38, 48, 55, D6,106, 254, 276, 394

Pride Festival – Oxford House, Bethnal

3-7pm. Oxford House, Derbyshire St., E2 6HG. Station: Bethnal Green. Buses: 8, 388, D3

Join us for a Pride Festival reflecting the diversity of interests and cultures within our communities. From dance to debate, politics to poetry, cabaret to a community marketplace, there’s something for everyone! Enjoy entertainment including Jo Purvis on the decks, Roz Kaveney poet-extraordinaire, MoMo Morrocan music group, & cabaret. Participate in open discussions exposing trans stereotypes, the effect of cuts to LGBTQ services, and community relations issues. Explore the Community Marketplace showcasing local services, community organisations and LGBTQ rights campaigns.

Meet people in the café, bar and chill out zone. Older and younger LGBTQ people, and families, particularly welcomed.

 

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