Glasgow Pride march first to have bisexuality as theme

Glasgow's Pride Mardi Gla will become the first major Pride festival to have bisexuality as its theme on Saturday.

The first Pride march focusing on bisexuality as its theme will take place in Glasgow.

On Saturday, thousands of Pride Mardi Gla participants will march through the city before congregating in Glasgow Green.

Scottish government minister Patrick Harvie will be joined by North Lanarkshire councillor Jordan Linden as they address the crowd.

Mardi Gla participants will march through Glasgow. STV News

Queen of Pride, dame Barbra La Bush, said: “This weekend will be the largest gathering of people who are LGBT+ and allies that our city has ever seen and I just cant wait to declare that pride is open.

“With the rising attacks against people who are LGBT+ it is more important than ever that people who support equality turn out and support the march and our communities.”

A Pride Hub will be hosted on Saturday and Sunday at Strathclyde University and will hold a Life-Long Learning and Employability zone to help people decide on career options during the cost of living crisis.

There will be a youth and family zone, a health and wellbeing zone, a sport and activities zone as well as a debates zone where Police Scotland officers and members of the Crown office will gather together to speak about hate crimes in Scotland.

The crowd will be addressed by Scottish government minister Patrick Harvie.STV News

Dan Syme, chair of the organising committee added: “On Saturday, Glasgow will see a loud display of love and respect as we come together to make clear that bi is beautiful and we would love Glaswegians who support equality to join us and march with us as allies at Glasgow Green.

“We are also delighted that every LGBT+ venue is coming together as one to provide amazing entertainment, our partnership with Clyde Island to bring Pride to the Beach and our Pride Hub which will be an amazing space for our communities and people that support us to visit over the weekend.”