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Clubbing: Pride in our city.

Byline: Andy Green

WE'REinto May and we all know what that means.It's the start of the festival season.

There are Prides planned in a number of cities including Oxford,Leicester,Nottingham and Reading in addition to the usual events in Manchester and London.

So when is Liverpool's Pride? Sadly, thereisn't one. We had Merseypride a few years ago that brought us all together for a fun day out in Pownall Square.

It was so good we even attracted some fundamentalist Christians who had to be held back by the police.

A similar event was planned for the year after but didn't come off for one reason or another -perhaps the Christians were double-booked.

But alas, since then there's been nothing. Liverpool is a major city with a vibrant gay scene. Do we really want to be out done by Reading? It's about time the Liverpool scene took a leaf out of Manchester's book -albeit the Manchester of a few years back -and started to work together for the greater good.

We'vegot the 800th birthday in 2007 and theCapital of Culture the year after -opportunities not to be missed.

Unfortunately there isn't a forum that currently commands the support and respect of the whole gay scene. We need to get our act together.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 14, 2004
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