Pride Edinburgh 2019: Edinburgh Pride to mark 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots

  • 22-June-2019

The 50th commemoration of a pivotal moment in gay history will be marked at the current year's Edinburgh Pride.

The festival is taking place five decades on from the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York, an uprising by youthful LGBT people that changed the face of the gay rights movement in the US and past.

A great many individuals are relied upon to go to the occasion in the Scottish capital, which this year has the subject of "This Is Me".

The yearly march will start outside the Scottish Parliament after the group hears addresses from campaigners and MSPs.

It will follow a course up the Royal Mile, before going on to George IV Bridge and completing at the Edinburgh University Students' Association campus at Potterrow and Teviot. Stimulation at the campus incorporates family events, ceilidh moving and a main stage featured by singer Tulisa.

Pride celebrations in the capital authoritatively got going on Friday evening with a 5k run organised by the Edinburgh Frontrunners group.

Pride Edinburgh spokesman Jamie Love said: "We're so excited for Pride Edinburgh 2019. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, which really reinstates the history and meaning of Pride.

"We're the oldest Pride event in Scotland and one of the largest free Prides in the UK - for this reason, like every other year, we are looking forward to welcome Pride-goers from all walks of life.

"Our goal is to truly and authentically celebrate and accommodate diversity. We'll have a trans-space, a youth area, a family area and more to really make Pride a home for everyone."

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