It’s a celebration of love, tolerance, and diversity at Birmingham Pride 2019. Now in its 23rd year, it is the UK’s biggest two-day LGBT event, with the most iconic moments coming from the parade event.  

With almost 18,000 people turning up, it’s hard to believe that Birmingham Pride first started in 1997 on a single stage with only a few hundred guests.

This year’s parade will be led by teacher Andrew Moffat, the assistant headteacher at Parkfield School in Saltley, who penned the No Outsiders programme which teaches children tolerance to all genders and sexualities. This has subsequently led to parents staging protests outside the school.

Also leading the front of the parade is two queer-identifying LGBT Muslims. Saima Razzaq, co-founder of SEEDS (Support Education, Equality, and Diversity in Schools) and Khakan Quereshi, founder of Birmingham South Asians LGBT.

So here’s our top fifteen moments from the Birmingham Pride Parade 2019:


#1  Crowds out in their thousands ahead of the launch of Birmingham’s Pride Parade

#2  Dogs at Pride

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#3  This fabulous queen dressed up for Birmingham Pride

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#4  The NHS attending with workers from the Black Country Foundation Trust

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#5  UnMuted, a BME-led group of LGBT people receiving wonderful applause from crowds

Queer Muslim groups donned signs and rainbows galore in support of Andrew MoffatJoshua Williams

#6  Birmingham Pride parade led by Andrew Moffat, Saima Razzaq, Khakan Qureshi, Lawrence Barton, and Ferhan Khan

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#7  This extravagant person on a penny wheel

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#8  Andrew Moffat MBE, creator of ‘No Outsiders’, addressing the crowds in Victoria Square

#9   This awesome coat worn by a member of The National Trust

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#10  This fabulous pair with graduate caps

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#11  All rainbows and smiles down New Street

#12  The Parade going down Smallbrook Queensway

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#13  The Birmingham Samba Band making a ruckus!

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#14  Some amazing placards

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#15  A rainbow-themed outfit

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WATCH: Andrew Moffat and Muslim groups leading Birmingham Pride make history…

Birmingham Pride takes place on Saturday 25thand Sunday 26thMay over the Bank Holiday weekend. Tickets are still available here.

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