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Counting down to Scarborough Pride

The wonderful flowerbed display leads down to the North Bay in ScarboroughThe countdown is on to Scarborough Gay Pride – a weekend of events celebrating the town’s rich diversity.


It will take place from Friday 2 September with a cruise planned for that evening and will culminate in a beach picnic in the North Bay on Sunday 4 September.


To raise funds for Scarborough Pride, The Albion in Castle Road is hosting a Masquerade Ball on Friday 29 April. Tickets are £3 and can be reserved by calling (01723) 379068.


Rachel Bennett, vice chairman of the Scarborough Pride planning group said: “There’ll be fun and games and great music from the house DJ.  Everyone is welcome so go along and bring your friends. There will be a prize for best dressed and music from a special guest.”


Karen Chapman, chairman of the planning group said: “We’re working hard this year to make 2011’s Gay Pride bigger, better and more fun than ever before. The venue has changed this year and we have a full weekend of activities planned.


“We have already confirmed a number of local and national performers to entertain the crowds and there’ll be lots of stalls and activities going on so there’ll be something for everyone.”


More details of Gay Pride, which is being supported by Scarborough Borough Council and Yorkshire Mesmac, will be available soon.


If you would like more information, would like to volunteer at any of the events or would like to sponsor Scarborough Gay Pride 2011, call Karen on 07795 623214 or email


Gay Pride celebrates the diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and celebrates people being proud of their sexuality.

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