#Birmingham #PRIDE 2017
Last year I wrote about Birmingham Pride after the awful attacks on the LGBT community at Pulse nightclub in Orlando where 49 people were murdered. This year I must write about Pride having taken place in a world where Chechnya’a leader Ramzan Kadryov has reportedly organized a pogrom against the LGBT community, rounding up gay men, torturing, and killing them; a time when the “leader of the free world”, US President Trump, has decided that The Whitehouse will not acknowledge LGBT Pride month as it has done over recent years; and even more close to home, I must write up a Pride that took place just a week after the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester where 22 people were killed.
It is no surprise that due to the preceding week’s events that we arrived with our friends at Victoria Square to watch the start of the Pride…
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