CITY Park is "buzzing" today with crowds gathering for Bradford Pride, an annual event to support the LGBTQ+ community in the district.

The Bradford Pride event showcases the achievements and milestones of the LGBTQ+ community and today's event will be featuring a parade, a number of live music acts and stalls until 8pm.

"Bradford Pride is buzzing," said one local resident. "City Park is full of people celebrating Pride."

"We are having a great time," said Alison Lowe, deputy mayor of West Yorkshire, on Twitter this afternoon.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alison Lowe (left), deputy mayor of West Yorkshire, attended Bradford Pride todayAlison Lowe (left), deputy mayor of West Yorkshire, attended Bradford Pride today

The deputy mayor, who oversees policing and crime, urged everyone to "come on down" to support the event, which is taking place in glorious sunshine in Bradford city centre.

"Pride is really important to the mayor (Tracy Brabin) and I," she said. "Come on down today and visit us at our stall and tell us how safe you feel here in Bradford.

"But also to get some assurance that reports of crime and hate crime, you will be listened to by police."

West Yorkshire Police also tweeted their support: "Have a fabulous time celebrating in the city. To everyone celebrating we hope you have a fabulous day with the ones you love.

"Head on down to Centenary Square and join in with the celebration."


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