Swansea Pride, also known as Swansea Gay Pride or Swansea LGBTQ+ Pride, is an annual event held in Swansea, Wales, that celebrates the city's diverse LGBTQ+ community.  The event aims to raise awareness, promote acceptance, and foster understanding of LGBTQ+ individuals and their rights. 

Swansea Pride usually takes place over a weekend in late spring or early summer. The festivities include a vibrant and colorful parade, which starts at the Swansea Guildhall and winds its way through the city center. Participants in the parade often include members of the LGBTQ+ community, supportive local businesses, community groups, and allies.

Swansea Pride typically features a variety of events and activities to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community. Some of these events may include:

  1. Live music and performances: A diverse lineup of local, national, and international artists perform on multiple stages, showcasing various genres of music and entertainment.

  2. Pride Market:  The Pride Market is a space where local businesses, charities, and community groups set up stalls to offer information, support, and merchandise related to the LGBTQ+ community.

  3. Workshops and talks: These informative sessions often cover a range of topics, such as mental health, sexual health, and LGBTQ+ rights, to educate and empower attendees.

  4. Family-friendly activities: Swansea Pride makes an effort to be inclusive of all age groups by offering family-friendly activities, such as face painting, arts and crafts, and storytime sessions.

  5. Afterparties: Swansea's nightlife scene comes alive with various afterparties held at local bars, clubs, and venues, offering a chance for attendees to celebrate and socialize into the night.

Swansea Pride is organized by a dedicated team of volunteers, and they work closely with local businesses, community organizations, and government agencies to ensure a successful and inclusive event. The event is generally free to attend, but some activities may require tickets or a small fee.

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