Why is Pride important in Bolton?

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Guest blog by Phil Mason, Head of Community Trust & Club Chaplain at Bolton Wanderers Community Trust I really believe that our diversity as human beings is at the core of who we are and really should always be celebrated. It is that diversity that makes us human. For far too long individuals and groups have … Read more

DCI Charlotte Cadden

It’s a real honour to still be working with, and supporting, the dedicated team that delivers Bolton Pride, which is now in its 5th year! I was the Police hate crime lead for Bolton in 2015, when James first approached me, with his vision of bringing diverse communities together, to tackle all strands of hate crime in … Read more

Samina Khan

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I originally became involved with Bolton Pride after a local report was published showing increases in LGBT Hate crimes within Bolton and how people did not feel safe. It was worrying to see this occurring.  The organisers of Bolton Pride wanted to raise awareness of this and show support to our LGBT community and I was … Read more

Pierrette Squires

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Over the past 5years Bolton has undergone a huge change, from no LGBT visibility in town at all pre 2015 to regularly seeing not only rainbow flags but same sex couples holding hands, Bolton now has a connected visible LGBT community. As a Bisexual person who was initially so shocked by the homophobic language I … Read more

Rosie Adamson-Clark

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Bolton Pride is now a regular, embedded event in the town and the residents are proud of its part of the Bolton yearly calendar. The team who first brought us the Bolton pride event in 2015 worked night and day to ensure it was not only a  success but something the whole town could be … Read more