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RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Courtney Act and William to join Canterbury Pride

PUBLISHED: 13:26 25 May 2017

The mayor of Canterbury led last year's parade

The mayor of Canterbury led last year's parade

Tom Webb

The event celebrates identity and is lef by the LGBT+ community

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Canterbury is getting ready to host its second Pride parade, a celebration of identity led by the LGBT+ community and supporters.

Canterbury Pride, taking place on June 10, will see appearences from Netflix series RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Courtney Act and William at Glitterbomb nightclub, as well as a parade, and street entertainment such as live music, market and food stalls.

Last year’s even attracted over 3,500 visitors and this year organisers have stated they’re expecting 6,000.

Jon Flitter-Harding, director of Dodgems and Floss, who are sponsoring the event, said: “Our intention has always been to make the event appealing for families and people of any gender, it’s not exclusive to the gay community. We took this into account when creating the branding, employing a wide palette of tones - colours but not intimidating.

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“In the same way that anyone can support International Women’s Day without being a woman, or attend a local food festival without being a chef, you don’t have to be LGBT+ to attend Pride.”

Dodgems and Floss, a Canterbury-based collaborative design studio, has been branding Pride, from its web design to marketing of the event and recruiting sponsors.

The event kicks off at 11.30am with the parade departing from the Marlowe Theatre, and leading down the high street towards Dane John Gardens.

For more information on Pride Canterbury visit www.canterburypride.co.uk

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