York’s BID area gets behind York Pride 2018

York’s BID area gets behind York Pride 2018

More than 60 city centre businesses have pledged to show their support for York Pride following a proactive engagement initiative from the BID.

York BID Rangers went around the City of York asking businesses to fly the York Pride flag during the week of Pride to show support for the LGBT Community and to emphasise their commitment to equality and diversity.

More than 60 businesses from across the BID area have agreed to show their support, including those on Blake Street, Davygate, Parliament Street, High Ousegate, Low Ousegate, Bridge Street and Skeldergate.

Greg Stephenson, Chair of York Pride, said: “It is incredible to see this level of support for Pride from York businesses and we are very thankful for the support from York BID.

"One of our key areas of focus for this year was emphasising the incredibly diverse and inclusive nature of York’s community, and working with BID has helped us achieve this. It will be fantastic to see York so colourful and so many organisation’s flying the flag as the Parade passes through the city on the day.”

Elliot Sawyer, Operations Manager for York BID, said: “The York BID is proud to support this year’s York Pride event which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

"York Pride is a fantastic example of diversity in the city, and the huge number of BID businesses showing their support is testament to the fact. The BID’s Street Rangers have supported Pride’s parade officer team by building business engagement, fostering community spirit and wearing their very own, hand-stitched rainbow epaulettes.”

This year, York Pride will take place on Saturday 9th June. It will begin at approximately 11:45am outside of the Minster, with the Parade setting off at around 12:00pm. The main event on the Knavesmire will begin at 13:00pm.

York Pride is free of charge and is appropriate for all, both adults and children.

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