Saturday 14th July 2012, 11am, Berkley Square (behind Park Street)
This is the official invitation from the Bivisible Bristol folk for anyone who might consider themselves not quite 100% gay or 100% straight to come on down to Bristol Pride 2012. The parade meets at 11am at Berkley Square (residential street ‘behind’ Park Street and near Brandon Hill Park). The parade will march down Park Street to College Green where the festivities are being held.
There is often not a lot going on in the world for bi folk and Pride marches often concentrate on the L & G (sometimes with a good effort for T) while the B in LGBT seems to be invisi le …
However, Prides are a great time to show we exist, we are here and We Are:Proud! The official bi colour is purple and we at Bivisible towers are going to be dressed head to toe in purple. If we can get a contingent of many purple-clad people we can really stand out as the proud (and numerous!) people that we are.
Coming to Pride dressed in purple is a really good way to meet other bisexual people, and people in the Bivisible group, without anyone else knowing what’s going on! It’s like the secret bi handshake. We’ll also have the exclusive info about the next Greedy: the club night for people with relaxed boundaries!
We at Bivisible think Pride is also a really fabulous party and for a few minutes you get to be the centre of attention in a really colourful and happy march through town, with bemused onlookers wishing they could join in! This year is especially poignant because it is a slap in the face to the EDL (who are also marching in Bristol that day) but is a positive, happy parade instead of just meeting racists with anger. I think meeting racists with colourful flags, whistles, lollipops, laughing and people getting off with each other is much better and will scare them a lot more!
Don’t have anything purple to wear? Well don’t worry Bivisible is bringing along for sale a selection of t-shirts, badges and flags, so you can be bi and proud!
Here is the link to the Facebook event for those of you connected to social media. Please let us know if you’re coming, bring & invite your friends!