Alternative celebration: Black Country family hold Pride parade in their street

Alternative celebration: Black Country family hold Pride parade in their street
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Posted on 28 May 2020

The cancellation of Birmingham Pride due to Covid-19 has led one Black Country family to host an LGBTQ Pride parade of their own.


The Coseley-based family - which comprises Lee Walker, 28, his partner Fern Eglington, 25, her brother Jme, 32, and Lee's son Ethan Hill, eight - held the parade in their street on Sunday afternoon. Dressed in colourful clothing, they waved rainbow flags as they made their way along the road.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Lee said: "We wanted to do something to mark Pride, seeing it had been cancelled.


"All of the neighbours loved the parade. They were out clapping us, banging pots and pans, and some of them were blowing whistles for us. We also let off our own homing pigeons.
"We just wanted to do help cheer people up and put a smile on their faces and I think we managed that."

Image: Facebook/Jme Eglington 


 

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