THE theme for this year's programme from the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Pride Foundation has been revealed as Come As You Are.

Designed to call to all people regardless of how they identify, the theme aims to encourage all to be proud of who they are and come together in friendship, love and respect.

The theme was officially revealed to sponsors and partners at a launch event on Thursday, April 11 at Love Lane Brewery.

LCR Pride Foundation co-chairs Andi Herring and John Bird shared the background to theme and provided an update on its intention to bid for the Gay Games 2026 as well as revealing new initiatives such as the LCR Pride Awards and LCR Pride Patrons' Dinner.

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Speaking at the event, John Bird said: “At a time when the LGBT+ community is increasingly misunderstood, marred by misconceptions and targeted with hate, LCR Pride Foundation wants the world to know that the Liverpool City Region is taking a stand.

"No matter where you are from or how you identify, we are open to all and you are welcome here, Just Come As You Are!”

Presentations were followed by a special guest appearance from Liverpool singer Daisy Gill.

Full list of Price events:

  • March with Pride - Saturday, July 27

March together with pride from St George’s Hall to Moorfields, in the year that we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising – registration opening soon.

  • Pride in Liverpool - Saturday, July 27

Enjoy multiple stages packed with live entertainment, fantastic food, drink and retail stalls, a dedicated youth zone and host of inclusive activities, Don’t miss the year’s biggest celebration, on Tithebarn Street!

  • Pride Sundae - Sunday, July 28

Continue the Pride party with even more exciting entertainment and activities taking place in the city centre – stay tuned for further event and location information.

  • LCR Pride Awards - October 2019

Celebrate the brightest, bravest and best of the region’s LGBT+ community and its allies at our glittering inaugural awards ceremony.

  • LCR Pride Patrons’ Dinner - February 2020

Enjoy an evening of fine food and drink, inspiring speakers and the company of some of LCR Pride Foundation’s esteemed Patrons.

  • Film With Pride

Explore the very best of new and classic LGBT+ cinema from around the world, with exclusive post screening discussions at FACT at Picturehouse and other venues across the region ( Upcoming films include Lizzie (15), Sauvage (18) and Rafiki (12A).

Anyone can get involved with the LCR Pride Foundation Come As You Are campaign. Simply snap a headshot or selfie and submit via along with your full name and where you are from.

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