- By Pete Cooper & Patrikja Borica
- BBC News, Northamptonshire
A city’s first pride event is „making history,” said one of its organizers.
Corby led a parade through the city from the Cube, with entertainment throughout the day in Coronation Park.
The event has been put together by the city council during Pride Month, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.
Callum Reilly, chairman of the Pride Committee in Corby, said: „Events like this and when we all come together make the town proud.”
The parade started outside the Cube in James Ashworth VC Square at 12:00 BST and ended half an hour later in Coronation Park, with events and entertainment continuing in the park.
Mr Reilly, a Corby Town councillor, said: “It means a lot to our local community.
„We are bringing together people from far and wide across the community, from Corby, the borough and further afield, to get involved today.”
He described the event as a „safe space” that is „a testament to everyone in every community”.
„Most importantly, it’s Corby Pride and it’s history we’re making and we can revisit it as we move forward in the future,” added Mr Reilly.
Leanne Buckingham, the city’s first lesbian mayor, said pride was „important to different people in different ways”.
She said: “Coronation Park [was] A park gifted to us by the steelworks is now part of Corby’s first proud history, and that’s a beautiful thing.”
„Totalny pionier w sieci. Specjalista od piwa niezależny. Ewangelista popkultury. Miłośnik muzyki. Nieprzepraszający przedsiębiorca”.