Pride Cymru 2015 & A History Of Pride
The Pride Cymru 2015 event will be held Cooper's Field Cardiff on Saturday 15th August 2015 from 12:00pm and the ninth annual Pulse Street Party will be held at Churchhill way in Cardiff from 6pm on Sunday 16th August 2015.
Pride Cymru first started in 1999 on September 4th. The event took place at Bute Park for the city festival with over 5,000 people. The event also had a conference on hate crime.
Cardiff-Wales LGBT Mardi Gras is a registered charity and trades as Pride Cymru, attracting a large number of volunteers from the event's supporting organisations. Their mission is to eliminate discrimination, not just against LGBT people but against sexual orientation, gender, race or religion as well. They do this by throwing an annual celebration for equality and diversity at Pride Cymru.
The Welsh event is gaining lots of support from local to big name, such as the likes of X-Factor's Rylan Clark and Marcus Collins. The international Rugby referee Nigel Owens and the writer of Doctor Who, Russell. T. Davies are also among the many supporters.
The numbers just keep on growing annually, with 12,000 in the second year and 20,000 in third. It has become one of biggest pride events in the UK over the years.
2003 - The event was used the event to draw attention to the many countries around the world that forbid same sex relationships.
2006 - Was the world's first gay motor show, called 'TopGayer', which revealed a secret shopper survey on the treatment of LGBT customers by over 150 UK car dealers.
2008/09 - Was cancelled due to a lack of financial and community support, but it came back in 2009.
2010 - Was used to raise awareness of equality and diversity through an arts festival and to create a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity.
2012 - Was the first parade held by the Cardiff Mardi Gras.
2013 - Event took place in the Millennium Stadium under community initiative.
2014 - In 2014, the organisation relaunched as Pride Cymru, in response to the community favouring a name change to better reflect the event.
The Autumn Youth Conference will be held in October 2015, with the exact date being published soon. However, Pride Cymru will be held on Saturday 15th August 2015 and tickets are now on sale. You can donate to help them reach their target of £250,000 (you can donate £1 upwards).
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