Saturday 12 September 2015
Parade starts at West’s Centre at 12.45pm and ends at Weighbridge Square at 1.30pm
Liberate is an inclusive charity. We welcome everyone to celebrate Jersey’s first official Pride with us whatever your gender, race, age, religious belief, ability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
The 2015 parade will be led by our special guest – details to be announced.
The theme of this year’s parade is Proud and Free.
Seventy years ago this year, the Channel Islands were liberated from an oppressive regime that denied islanders the right to live their lives openly without fear of reprisals. More than any other part of the Britain, we know what it means to have your liberty taken from you.
We have a long tradition of welcoming diverse people to our islands, a tradition that breeds tolerance of difference. We are fortunate that for generations this attitude has prevailed in our people, our laws and our leaders, meaning that, as a democratic society, we can hold differing views and our differences are resolved through debate not violence.
However, for individuals to be truly free to embrace all aspects of their personalities and be proud of who they are differences must be more than tolerated; they must not only be accepted but celebrated.
It is for this reason that we invite everyone to join us on 12 September 2015, to show that we not only accept but support diversity and are proud to celebrate it.
You are someone to be proud of. #proudandfree
So, what are you waiting for? Dig out your rainbow flags, put on your carnival colours and join us in West’s Centre at 12.45pm on Saturday 12 September 2015 for a day of celebrating our island’s diversity.
If you have never attended a Pride event before, click here for some advice on what to expect.