E xeter Pride returned for its eighth year over the weekend and hundreds joined the parade and attended the free events in the city. The annual event is getting stronger year on year and has some fantastic support from organisations such as Devon and Cornwall Police and Somerset Fire and Rescue.  The events started with The Pride Show on Phonic FM with Martin and Keri and special guests. There was then a rainbow-soaked parade through the town, which was basking in unseasonably hot weather. Events then started at the Pheonix and featured workshops, a drumming circle and also loads of family events. Thirty local businesses and supporters of Pride held a fantastic market place in the Rougemont Gardens and there were also loads of food stalls and bars.

The celebration was brought to life with the help of local bands and acts who performed live all day. The army of volunteers who helped at the event did a fantastic job and organisers are already looking forward to next year’s event.

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Natalie has been an LGBT journalist for 12 years and joined the Fyne team in 2001. Her interests outside of work are cycling, running and badminton. She is also studying for a degree in psychology.

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