Leeds Pride is Yorkshire's biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender life.
The event runs for 2 days, Saturday the 5th of August and Sunday 6th of August. A full list of all the events can be seen on the Leeds Pride website.
The main event Leeds Pride Parade starts in Millenium Square at 2.00 PM.
The new parade route will still begin in Millennium Square before going past The Light, down The Headrow, past the new Victoria Gate, Leeds Kirkgate Market and towards Lower Briggate.
The organisers of Leeds Pride want to make Leeds Pride inclusive for all people. There are a number of things in place to make reasonable adjustments for those with accessibility needs who are coming to Leeds Pride for the main event on Sunday 6th August.
Millennium Square and Lower Briggate entertainment areas have accessible toilet facilities on site.
At each area, there will be security security guards who will be able to assist you in pointing out the toilets, and also escorting you through the crowd to reach them, should you require any assistance.
A BSL interpreter will be on stage in the Millenium Square entertainment area. The area has an accessible viewing platform – to book at place on the platform please email: LeedsLGBT@leeds.gov.uk with your name, contact details and any special requirements you will need on the day.
The Lower Briggate entertainment area will also have a disabled viewing gallery situated near to the main stage. However this is available on a first come first served basis, so grab your spot before it gets too busy!
Run by Out in Leeds and Sage, based in Lamberts Yard overlooking the main stage on Lower Briggate and running between 11am – 7pm, there is a quiet indoor mellow space offering refreshments and activities for older LGBT+ people and friends. Lift access is through the Mr Nobody restaurant and courtyard. For more information contact Jude by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 0773 615 1895. This mellow space is supported by a Leeds Pride Community Grant in partnership with Manchester Airport.
Leeds City Council is providing an accessible bus for those who may prefer to ride the parade. To book your place please email LeedsLGBT@leeds.gov.uk with your name, contact details and any special requirements you will need on the day.
There are lots of venues to in the Millenium Square and Lower Briggate event space to visit during the day. All of them have their own accessibility policy. Some offer elevators, as well as ramps, disabled toilets and easy access to the outdoor and smoking areas. If there is a particular venue you are interested, give them a call directly to find out how they can assist you.
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