Birmingham Pride is a Protest 2012 – Photos & Report

Hundreds of students and workers linked together to ensure Pride is a Protest! in Birmingham, on Saturday 2nd June 2012.

As thousands of onlookers lined the streets they were filled with chants of “No ifs, no buts – No LGBT cuts” – Pride is Protest! – Pride not Profit!” – “We’re here, we’re queer – we can’t afford next year!” and “They say cut back – we say fight back!”

The delegations from university and college student unions and trade unions politicised the parade with placards highlighting the disproportional impact of the cuts on LGBT people.

Over 4000 leaflets were taken by protesters, LGBT organisations and community groups and the public.

A public meeting will be held on Monday 11th June at 6:30pm in the Birmingham UNISON offices to continue the campaign. For more details click here.

Thanks to Geoff Dexter for the images, more pictures from Geoff of Birmingham Pride 2012 can be found here.
All photos (c) Geoff Dexter.

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6 responses to “Birmingham Pride is a Protest 2012 – Photos & Report

  1. Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    An excellent report about an excellent event. As always, superb photos by Geoff Dexter. This year seemed, to me, to be the best attended parade ever. The official site is quoting ‘50,000 spectators and participants.”
    As I have posted elsewhere, Wow!
    So we have yet another protest to build toward October. A powerful message to the Coalition. A powerful message to the post-2015 government – whoever they may be.

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