Cornwall Pride report 2016
The last Saturday in August is the traditional day for Cornwall Pride.
Pride in Cornwall has been established now for 9 years and, like Topsy, it has grown and grown.
This year saw the best ever turn out of participants and maximum interest from local bystanders. The beautiful weather encouraged lots of colour, amazing costumes, stall holders, musicians and everything else which went to make for a lovely occasion.
Our day started with the parade from Truro centre to Victoria Park. The largest rainbow banner was processed through the streets carried by many helping hands. Music of one form or another blasted out as our brothers and sisters blew whistles, blared bazookas and generally cheered bringing the city centre to a standstill.
A group of GOC members proudly paraded the Cornwall banner and we took our place along with representatives from many other organisations and establishments.
Once in the park we enjoyed the party atmosphere, the many stalls, indicating aspects of gay life and caring, offering further interest.
Music came from a Victorian bandstand and was a medley of disco, live groups and individual artists.
This party in the park was the best ever – the atmosphere was electric and the many thousands from the LGBT communities across the county enjoyed without incident. What an array of costumes! What creativity! What rainbow fun! The event was perfect; the mayor wore his golden chain.