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Salford set to party at Manchester Pride

Salford promises to be loud and proud at Manchester Pride this weekend.

The city is entering two floats in the popular Parade to light up the faces of tens of thousands of people who will be lining the streets along the route.

Salford’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth group have created a float around the theme ‘once upon a time’ – looking at how far LGBT issues have moved forward throughout the decades. The group has spent the past four months designing the float, making extravagant fairy tale costumes and even choosing a playlist to get people in the party spirit on the day.

And Eccles Pride Committee is using their float to showcase how proud they are of Eccles – promoting diversity, equality and acceptance. The group consists of residents and members of other community groups and got together after litterpicks, campaigning and volunteering in the town.

Their float is sponsored by Bakestone Bakery, a maker of Eccles Cakes in Eccles.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “If you are going to Manchester Pride at weekend please take your earplugs because Salford is ready to party.

“The local community will come together to show off our floats and it promises to be a lot of fun.

“I’d like to thank the two groups for making sure the true Spirit of Salford will be seen on the day.”

Salford Ceremonial Mayor Karen Garrido will be also in the parade in the Mayors car.

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