Sheffield’s gay party is the biggest ever

Sheffield Pride celebrations in Barkers Pool and a parade down to Devonshire Green.
Sheffield Pride celebrations in Barkers Pool and a parade down to Devonshire Green.

The local gay community staged its biggest ever celebration as more than 5,000 people partied in Sheffield.

The annual Pride event switched locations from Endcliffe Park to the more high profile and accessible city centre.

The party started in the sun in Barkers Pool before a parade to Devonshire Green before ending in the O2 Academy in Arundel Gate.

Organiser Adam Hood said: “There were 1,000 people on the parade alone, compared with 300 last year, although the weather was poor then.

“Pride has been going for six years in Sheffield and this year’s is the biggest.”