LEEDS PRIDE 2018 SUCCESS

LEEDS PRIDE 2018 SUCCESS

Leeds United represented at Leeds Pride festival.

Leeds Pride 2018 took place on Sunday afternoon with celebrations not only taking place throughout the city centre but also back at Elland Road.

A number of the Leeds United Ladies squad were on hand to take part in the parade through the city to represent the club, along with Lucas the Kop Cat and Whites supporters, including Marching Out Together, the Leeds United Supporters Group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) fans and their allies.

Yosuke Ideguchi

Together they formed one of the many walking groups which made its way from Millennium Square to Lower Briggate, waving rainbow flags, handing out stickers and holding large Leeds United and Marching Out Together banners.

This is the first year Leeds United have been heavily involved in the celebrations acting as premium sponsors for the annual event which is the highlight of the LGBT+ calendar and the biggest one day festival in the city – with an estimated 50,000 people taking part this year, lining the streets and showing their support to the local LGBT+ community.

Back at Elland Road there were face painters on hand in the East Stand concourse ready with glitter and rainbows, special stickers were given out to fans and a half-time message from former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers was played on the big-screen to thank the Leeds supporters for their ongoing support towards him and any LGBT+ fans.

Yosuke Ideguchi

Leeds United along with Marching Out Together have worked hard over the past year to make Elland Road a more inclusive venue for people to visit and simply because the club decided to sponsor the Pride festival this year, one young supporter was given the strength to reveal his true sexuality to his parents and join the other supporters taking part in the parade.

Congratulations from everyone at the club to all those that took part in what was a fantastic event in Leeds, the club will continue its work in making everyone who visits Elland Road welcome and part of the Leeds United family.

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