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It's time for another amazingly colourful Pride parade through the city centre and a party at the Green Backyard on Saturday June 8.

The parade is a visual treat with rainbow flags waving and everyone dressing up. It will set off from Stanley Park at 1pm (gather from 12.30) and weave its way through the city centre streets down to Oundle Road.

At the Green Back Yard the party continues from 2pm with plenty of fun and entertainment lined up to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community.

The Pride celebrations in Peterborough continue throughout June, so there's plenty to enjoy after the big parade.

ESP caught up with Teddi the Drag Queen, well known in the city as the ‘Hostess With The Mostest’ at many events and also a singer, actor, dancer and magician.

As one of the organisers of Peterborough Pride she told us the city’s event for the LGBTQIA+ community has really grown and developed over the last few years.

“We have taken massive steps from where we were in 2018 till now, we have a much larger celebration and parade than before and we are becoming more professional with our internal policies and our associations with other organisations.”

The parade on Saturday June 8 is always a highlight but the event is just the start of a month of fun and events throughout the city.

“There are various flag raisings happening,” explains Teddi, “and there are events as well including Night of 1000 Drags happening at Lakeside Kitchen and Bar on June 21 from 7pm till late including a welcome drink and buffet. Plus Drag Bingo at the Holiday Inn on June 22 with me.”

There are more events planned to continue the vibe throughout the year too –  “We are doing a film screening of Everyone’s Talking About Jamie at the Key Theatre in July and we are also doing a Drag and Draw session at the Museum in September,” adds Teddi.

"There’ll be a Halloween event at Nene Valley Community Centre on October 25 and we also want to do something over the New Year but more details about that to come!

“Pride will be returning again next year with just the same bright and colourful people from Peterborough’s LGBTQIA+ community.”

Over the last few years more local companies and organisations have supported Peterborough Pride each year, whether it’s displaying rainbow flags, selling rainbow themed items to raise money or staging events. Teddi says there are lots of ways to get involved and they’re always grateful for more support.

“The best way is always financial: Peterborough Pride relies on donations and grant funding, so if any business can donate that would be fantastic. We also do not receive any sort of council funding either so it is really difficult to plan in the future without a stable source. So please give all you can to Peterborough Pride, and it shows your workforce how inclusive you can be.”

Keep an eye on social media for more news and event details and follow Peterborough Pride for all the latest.



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