VIDEO: First gay pride day was massive success

MP Iain Stewart with Delia Johnston
MP Iain Stewart with Delia Johnston

CITY dignitaries are full of praise after Milton Keynes became a rainbow of gay pride on Saturday.

More than 2,000 people flocked to Campbell Park to join the first ever MKPride – and all of them had the time of their life.

Organiser Jo Green said: “Everything was perfect. The sun shone and the people were amazing.”

The day was open to anybody from the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual or Trans community, together with families and supporters.

Hundreds of them also joined the Celebr8 diversity march around the city centre.

Guest of honour included the city’s gay MP Iain Stewart, pictured with trans ambassador Delia Johnston.

There were representatives from the prison service, the Thames Valley Gay Police Association and Unison.

The day was supported by Pink Punters and several parish councils.

The website has been inundated this week, and Jo has promised next year’s event will be “even bigger and better.”