Cornwall Pride returns to Truro this Saturday
Cornwall Pride returns to Truro this Saturday with a diamonds, diamante and divas themed day and evening celebration.
The annual event, which is now in its sixth year, will feature former X Factor contestant Lloyd Daniels and headline act Living Joy.
The Devon and Cornwall Gay Police Associations will be out in support of this Saturday’s event.
Between April 2012 and April 2013 there were 40 homophobic and transphobic hate crimes reported in Cornwall.
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Simon Hill from Devon and Cornwall Police has said that reported homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have gradually increased in Cornwall since 2005, and it is believed that the rate of unreported incidents may be higher.
In May this year the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and The College of Policing released a YouTube video called It Gets Better as part of the global campaign to end homophobic hate and reduce suicide amongst young gay people.
Emily Macaulay, chair of Devon and Cornwall Gay Police Associations, said: “We are proud to once again have the opportunity to participate in Cornwall pride as part of our commitment to be visible in our community.
“The It Gets Better Video produced earlier this year features a Devon & Cornwall Police officer and highlights some of the positive work that it taking place.”
The Cornwall Pride parade will start at 11am at the Piazza and will end at Victoria Gardens. There will be an afternoon of free family friendly entertainment and community information stalls from 12pm.
Devon and Cornwall Police Officers and staff will also have a stand, where people can discuss, gain advice and report homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.
Cornwall Pride will round off the day with a over 18’s Pride Party on the Lemon Quay Piazza from 7pm.
The evening, which will be hosted by Miss Tina Sparkles, will feature Slinky Minskys, Nothing for a Minute, the X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels and headline act, Living Joy featuring Luzhann.
Tickets for the evening Pride Party can be purchased from Hall for Cornwall and Truro Tourist Information Centre amongst other venues.