Bournemouth Flying Rainbow Flag

13 July 2019, 08:20 | Updated: 13 July 2019, 08:25

Rainbow flag

Thousands will flying the rainbow flag in Bournemouth this weekend for the annual pride Festival.

The parade at 11am Saturday morning kicks off a weekend of events.

Bourne Free's been going since 2004 when it was originally set up as a day of celebration in response to a far right group coming to the town.

Bournemouth University are among the headline sponsors for Bourne Free.

This is the second year the university has sponsored the event, which promotes inclusivity for the LGBT+ community in Dorset.

Ian Jones, Bourne Free Trustee and Head of Regional Community Partnerships at Bournemouth University, said,

 "We're proud to be an active part of our community, and our sponsorship of Bourne Free is another way that we can partner together to bring people together to celebrate the diversity of Bournemouth and Poole."