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Mirus attends the 2024 Pride Cymru parade

On Saturday, 22nd June, Mirus staff and people we support attended the Pride Cymru parade in Cardiff. This year marks 25 years of Pride Cymru, a celebration of diversity and the contributions of LGBTQ+ people within our communities, and the fantastic weather made the event even more special!    

 

Mirus Ambassador Alex attended the parade and said:

“I’m representing Mirus! I am gay myself, and I think it is nice that people can be themselves.”  

We had flags and banners that were Mirus branded and said, ‘supporting people to be themselves.’ Mirus, like others, handed out flags to the crowd, who were more than happy to receive them. A photo of our banner even made it onto Wales Online!   

 

The people we support told us they were really happy to be at the parade and to be involved. Laura, someone we support, was really looking forward to the parade and shared her excitement. She said:

“I have been awake since 6 o’clock; I am so excited. I can’t wait to have a dance and be myself!  

“We can do whatever we want, dance like no one is watching.” 

Helen, another person supported, said:

“I love Pride! I already can’t wait for next year!”  

 

Everyone had great fun and truly got involved in the celebrations. People we support enjoyed meeting different people and chatting with others. They marched and cheered throughout and always had big smiles on their faces.   

 

People from all over the UK came to Cardiff for the parade. Mirus Ambassador Alex met Becky, a dancer from London, who was taking part in the parade with Tesco. She told Alex that she got the train the morning of the parade to be there.  

 

We also met a couple from the Netherlands who were on holiday in Cardiff and said they loved the parade and how accepting and inclusive the city was.   

 

While meeting people, someone saw our banner and asked who Mirus is and what we do, and Helen, a person supported, was confident in answering and sharing information and Mirus’ values with others.   

 

 

 

Tallulah Suleman, Marketing Coordinator, said:

“I loved coming along to Pride. It was my first time being involved in the parade, and the amount of love from people cheering us on was electric.   

“It was amazing to see the people we support so happy and smiling.”  

Pride is all about inclusivity, and the people we support loved being able to be themselves. Mirus Ambassador Adam said:

“We are all different, and we are all the same. We should accept people for who they are.”   

Watch our video about Pride below: 

 

We even made it into some news coverage and Pride highlights. Here are some links from the coverage we’ve found.   

WalesOnline

Lost in City

Timestamp: 33:45 – 34:35 

Sharktime

Timestamp: 7:20 – 7:40 / 7:50 – 8:03 

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