St Andrews Pride March celebrates love and diversity

The St Andrews Pride March
The St Andrews Pride March

People from across the rainbow of the Fife community came together for the St Andrews Pride March, to celebrate love, diversity and personal identity.

The parade started at St Salvator’s Quad at 11am, and made its way along North Street, across Union Street, and down Market Street to the Students’ Association building.

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

Following last year’s attack in Orlando, and with fears for LGBT rights under Trump, organisers say it has never been more important to show support for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community around the world.

Ryan Hay, vice-president of Welfare for Saints LGBT+, said: “St Andrews PRIDE is Fife’s longest-running LGBT+ Pride Parade.

“Pride Parades have been a long-standing part of the LGBT+ movement, and the St Andrews parade represents a wonderful opportunity for students, local organisations, local residents and university staff to gather together and show our support and love for the LGBT+ people in the community we share and beyond,” he added.

Sukhi Bains, University of St Andrews equality and diversity Officer, said: “I am grateful to the university community for facilitating the St Andrews PRIDE.

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

“Celebration of diversity is key to ensuring respect and dignity for our local and national communities of different sexual orientations.”

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson

Picture: Peter Adamson