PHOTO GALLERY: Pride and passion on show at LGBT+ celebrations

By Michael Upton | 21/07/2017

PHOTO GALLERY: Pride and passion on show at LGBT+ celebrations
The Taylor family donned rainbow colours for Rotherham Pride. From left to right are: Lesley, John and Jasmine

LOVE was in the air at Clifton Park at the weekend as a romantic party-goer proposed to her partner in front of hundreds of revellers.

Karen Oxley (below centre) and Emma James (below left) are looking ahead to their wedding after Karen popped the question on the park’s bandstand during the annual rainbow-coloured Rotherham Pride celebrations.

Despite the murky weather, the park was packed as queued up to play on the bandstand and music lovers danced around, many of them draped in the LGBT+ Rainbow flag.

Singer Stacey Squires performed twice — once as a tribute to pop-rock diva Pink — while Sheffield R&B duo JC and Lee made their debut appearance at the festival.

Other acts included Yorkshire-born solo artist Smashby, guitarists Rachael Webster and Just Alfie, rockers Storm Trees and country crooner Stevie Moore, who oversaw Karen and Emma’s romantic moment.

Rotherham African Drummers will kick off the celebration with a performance and taught  workshops on their instruments for newcomers of all ages.

And for the first time, there was an official after-party at 1915 Bar and Bistro with a drag act and a DJ set.

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