As the celebrations and events are preparing for Liverpool Pride, famous iconic buildings around the city will be proudly wearing the trade mark colours of the rainbow.
From 19th July – 2nd August Liverpool will light up in the colours of the LGBT+ with flags, as the return of the spectacular Come Out of the Shadows graces the city. Come Out of the Shadows aims to showcase Liverpool, both inwardly and outwardly, as an inclusive, diverse and tolerant LGBT+ friendly city, while at the same time helping to educate, raise awareness and normalise LGBT+ in all its forms.
Last year was a success with 46 buildings shining bright with the signature rainbow colours, showcasing the city as friendly and showing more awareness and challenging hate crimes towards the LGBT+ community. The event supported by Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, Local Authorities and Barclays UK, will also see St John’s Beacon shine in all its glory throughout the campaign, lighting up the beautiful skyline.
Other iconic buildings and venues support the campaign include Liverpool Football Club, St George’s Hall, Everyman Theatre, FACT, Liverpool Central Library, Mersey Gateway Bridge, New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion and many more across the city region.
Michael Carey, from Liverpool Pride Festival, said: “Come Out of the Shadows is in its third year and is going from strength to strength. Our aim is simple, to challenge hate crime. This year in remembrance of Michael Causer who died 10 years ago following a homophobic attack, Come Out of the Shadows has been extended to 2 August. It also seems fitting that in light of the transphobic incident at London Pride that we illuminate the sky in the colours of both the LGBT+ and Trans flags ensuring the message of equality for all is spread across the Liverpool City Region.”
Make sure you pay a visit throughout the week and look out for the different buildings illuminated and shining a light on diversity across the city, for further information visit www.liverpoolpride.co.uk
Please see the list below for all buildings taking part this year.
Photo Credit: David Munn Photography