Leeds United to sponsor Leeds Pride 2023

Club to act as premium sponsor.

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Leeds United along with Marching Out Together are proud to once again announce that the club will be a premium sponsor for Leeds Pride.

The Leeds Pride Parade will take place on Sunday 6th August 2023, and will coincide with our first fixture of the 2023/24 season against Cardiff City.

Now in its 18th year, the parade and day-long event will celebrate both the diversity within the city and also act as an empowering statement of the strengths and also the rights of the city’s LGBT+ community.

Angus Kinnear, CEO at Leeds United, said: “We are delighted to once again be sponsors for Leeds Pride, which is one of Yorkshire’s biggest celebrations of the LGBT+ community!

“I want to send my best wishes to everyone at Marching Out Together, and everyone associated with Leeds Pride. It will be fantastic to see employees and supporters who are not at Elland Road go along and join them during the parade and of course after as the celebrations continue, which will be yet another great opportunity for the Leeds United family to show their support.”

Andrew Tilly, board member at Marching Out Together, added: “We are absolutely delighted that Leeds United will once again be sponsoring Leeds Pride. The club is the highest profile brand in the city and Leeds United choosing to be an active supporter of Leeds Pride – a time of celebration and visibility for the LGBT+ community – Is so very powerful.

“Last year the appearances on the pride parade of Luke Ayling, along with Jermaine Beckford and Noel Whelan had a phenomenal impact. It sent out the strongest message of support for the LGBT+ community from both those individuals and from the club.

“The Leeds Pride parade will be taking place on 6th August this year, and if you are interested in joining the parade along with members of Marching Out Together, please drop us an email ([email protected]). We look forward to seeing you there!

“With thanks as always to those within the club who continue to work throughout the year to challenge homophobia and other forms of discrimination, ensuring everyone can feel safe and welcome supporting the team we all love.”

For those who will be in attendance at our first game of the Sky Bet Championship campaign, you will see plenty of promotional support for the annual event including messages on the big screen, LED boards, and in the programme. There will also be face painters in attendance who will be following a Pride theme and we will be welcoming members from Marching Out Together who choose to attend the match pitchside for a photo ahead of our first match.

If any Leeds United supporters would like to show their continued support for members of Marching Out Together and the local LGBT+ community, it would be fantastic to see you either at the Pride Parade on Sunday 6th August or for those attending the match, you can get involved later on in the city centre.

If you would like any further information around Leeds Pride 2023, please click here.

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