Planning stages for Dundee Pride festival
DUNDEEcould be set to host its own Pride festival, with talks between activists and council bosses under way.
Discussions are at a very early stage but an event steering group has been formed and is trying to locate suitable venues to bring the LGBT+ celebration to the city.
Arange of consultation events are to be held next month to discuss the viability of Dundee hosting an event.
Pink Saltire, a national LGBT+ charity, is involved in planning and organising the discussions.
According to Stuart Duffy, Pink Saltire’s founder, other areas, including Perthshire, could also be set to host their own Pride events.
Mr Duffy said: “We really need the community to step up and get involved in giving their views and helping organise a Pride here in Dundee.
“We were heavily involved in the planning and organising of the first Fife Pride in Kirkcaldy this year and it takes a big team to make it a success.
“We know there are lots of people who support Pride but it takes commitment and time, so we need folk to come and get involved. So far, four meetings have been arranged in the city, in the week September 11September 14, with events at the Butterfly Cafe, DUSA, Klozet and in the council HQ.
“An survey is being launched tomorrow on the Dundee Pride Facebook page to gather views on some of the specific detail of what Pride should look like.”