Rotherham Pride parade and Clifton Park fun part of tomorrow’s celebrations

By Michael Upton | 12/07/2019

Rotherham Pride parade and Clifton Park fun part of tomorrow’s celebrations

ROTHERHAM will be wearing its multi-coloured heart on its sleeve this weekend.

Rotherham Pride returns tomorrow (Saturday) for a celebration of diversity in the town centre and Clifton Park.

The celebrations begin at 10.30am with a parade around the town centre, starting and finishing at All Saints’ Square, with accompaniment from Rotherham African Drummers.

Plans to parade to the park have been shelved due to potential road closure costs so the parade will stay in the town centre’s pedestrianised areas.

The main event, running until 5pm, will be centred on Clifton Park’s bandstand, with live acts, workshops, a bar and stalls.

It will particularly celebrate the lives of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who have only more recently been credited with starting the Stonewall uprising for LGBTQ+ rights in New York 50 years ago.

Meadowhall is backing Pride Month in colourful style. The shopping centre’s roof will be lit up in rainbow stripes until July 27, the date of Pride Sheffield.

Shoppers are also encouraged to “wear their colours with pride” at Meadowhall’s Post Room selfie centre and the centre will make a £1 donation to the Stonewall charity for each of the first 500 photos taken and posted online.