The Stride Of Pride Returns With The Rainbow Crossing
Last weekend saw the return of the Pride rainbow flag crossing installation between Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate on Vicar Lane in support of the city's Pride festivities though the city at the weekend.
Fans were pleased to see it back for the second time and over 30,000 people danced, skipped, strode and meandered across Victoria Leeds’ rainbow road, with hundreds of photographs shared across social media.
This year however, the celebrations at Victoria Leeds were bigger and better, with a vibrant, detailed mural on Sidney Street celebrating the city and its diverse community, as well as the rich history of the Pride parade.
The mural was designed by the world-famous and extremely talented graffiti artist, SER, for Victoria Leeds, and members of the public were encouraged to contribute to this gorgeous tapestry of history themselves, colouring in the mural using a rainbow selection of chalk pens.
General Manager at Victoria Leeds, Jo Coburn, commented:
"Pride is an incredible event for our city every year, and as the key retail destination in Leeds, we are proud to be involved in the city-wide celebrations once again. We hope our bold, bright and beautiful handiwork shows our support to the LGBT+ community and everyone enjoying Pride at the weekend."
Leeds Pride took place throughout the weekend of 4th and 5th August 2018, as Yorkshire's biggest celebration of LGBT+ community.
The Stride Of Pride Returns With The Rainbow Crossing, 9th August 2018, 16:02 PM