Everyone’s talking about Liverpool City Centre’s latest iconic piece of public art – the eye-catching Pride flag-inspired rainbow coloured steps at Clayton Square.
Liverpool City Council has brought colour to the steps to show its support for this weekend’s Pride march through the city centre. Images of the steps have already been viewed more than a quarter of a million times on the council’s social media channels and are proving to be a popular talking point both in Liverpool and beyond.
City Council staff members will be stepping out in style this Saturday (27 July) to support Liverpool’s annual March with Pride.
The annual march is organised the LCR Pride Foundation and is a show of solidarity for Liverpool and Merseyside’s LGBTQ+ communities.
And this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with a record-breaking 10,000 people expected to take to the streets.
Last year a delegation from Liverpool City Council joined the march for the first time. This year it is anticipated that more than 100 members of staff from all departments will take part.
In preparation for the big day, pride flags have been flying from council buildings, including The Cunard and Town Hall, all week.
#TeamLCC consists of staff members from sports centres, Adult Services, Children and Young People’s Services, Housing Options, ICT and the Mayor’s Office and more.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Peter Brennan said: “The flag is flying above the town hall and we are all looking forward to Saturday. In fact we can’t wait! Once again, Liverpool is going to be the place to be this weekend and we are ready to show the world that Liverpool stands up to prejudice and is all about equality and love.”
Pride in Liverpool has been designed to be as close as possible to the anniversary of the death of Michael Causer in 2008. Michael was just 18 years old when he suffered a brutal, homophobic attack in the city.
The official meeting point for the march is St George’s Hall Plateau at 10.30am on Saturday 27 July. The parade will begin at around 11.45am and take a route along Whitechapel, Lord Street, Victoria Street and Dale Street before finishing in Tithebarn Street – the official home of the Pride in Liverpool.
for full information on events taking place over Pride in Liverpool weekend, visit: www.lcrpride.co.uk