Stroud Pride is a feast of family fun at Bank Gardens

stroud pride is a feast of family fun at bank gardens - Stroud Pride is a feast of family fun at Bank Gardens
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Stroud Pride has been another wonderful occasion according to organisers who welcomed nearly 400 people to Bank Gardens for its annual picnic.

Celebrating the rich diversity of the town, residents turned out in force to join LGBTQ+ members at what was a colourful, community-themed event. 

Amid scorching temperatures, reaching 33c in some parts of the town, attendees enjoyed live music and performances by Lottie Gamble, Misty Monique, Ravenna, Up The Bug, Lilly Love and Luna Lakes among others. 

Families also enjoyed lip-syncing karoake, face painting, arts and crafts. There was also a First Aid and Mental Health Awareness stall.

Among the other stalls, was the not-for-profit organisation Outdoor Lads, which organises outdoors activities for the men of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Two vendors selling their handmade, artisan wares to attendees were mum-and-daughter team, Heather and Gabrille Martin-Goff.

Gabrielle, 21, sells delightful handmade products under the name Sew Little. They include baby clothes, plus reusable sanitary liners and make-up wipes. 

Mum Heather said, “It’s great to support the Stroud Pride and what a fun day it is here with everyone.”

A spokesman said: “The Stroud Pride Picnic aims to celebrate all sexual orientations and genders in a family friendly environment and what a great event this has been for the town. We hope everyone has really enjoyed the day.”

For more info and other events with Stroud Pride, visit its Facebook page.

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