Taking Pride in technicolour display of equality

Front, from left, couple Rose and Polly McAfee with their 10 month-old twins Wolfetone and Pearl Mae; inset, the march

Front, from left, couple Rose and Polly McAfee with their 10 month-old twins Wolfetone and Pearl Mae; inset, the march

First published in Oxford

MORE than 100 people took part in Saturday’s Oxford Pride parade, celebrating the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

Oxford Mail:

The parade set off from Ship Street shortly after noon, before making its way through the city centre to Oxpens for live entertainment.

Mum Rose McAfee, and her partner Polly took their 10-month-old twins Pearl and Wolfetone to the event. Translator Polly, 40, said: “We’re really happy to be out with them. They don’t know the difference at the moment but for us it’s very moving.”

Rose, 34, added: “When they are our age hopefully we won’t need gay pride. It’ll just be the same as being straight.”

Various groups and political parties supported the event. Oxford East MP Andrew Smith said: “We always support this event. This year has had a very good turnout and a very good reaction – as it always does – from the people of Oxford.”

To view our recording of the march click below: 

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9:10am Mon 9 Jun 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

So Roads were closed for 100 people! As for the mother with 10 month old twins, no comment needed!
So Roads were closed for 100 people! As for the mother with 10 month old twins, no comment needed! HomerSimpsonDoh
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9:22am Mon 9 Jun 14

cubist says...

what do you mean "no comment needed" please explain!
what do you mean "no comment needed" please explain! cubist
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9:54am Mon 9 Jun 14

gans shakes says...

HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
So Roads were closed for 100 people! As for the mother with 10 month old twins, no comment needed!
The route they took is normally emphasised as a pedestrian location.
[quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: So Roads were closed for 100 people! As for the mother with 10 month old twins, no comment needed![/p][/quote]The route they took is normally emphasised as a pedestrian location. gans shakes
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10:32am Mon 9 Jun 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

How long has St Aldates and Oxpebs been for pedestrians??? Doh
How long has St Aldates and Oxpebs been for pedestrians??? Doh HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: -4

10:33am Mon 9 Jun 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

Oxpens
Oxpens HomerSimpsonDoh
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12:10pm Mon 9 Jun 14

King Joke says...

I'd say a road closure for a group of 100 is reasonable; it's just too large a number to handle on existing pavements especially during the tourist season.

You might have missed the story about the road closures for a charity running event which also happened over the weekend.

I'm not sure what having ten-month old twins has got to do with it?!?
I'd say a road closure for a group of 100 is reasonable; it's just too large a number to handle on existing pavements especially during the tourist season. You might have missed the story about the road closures for a charity running event which also happened over the weekend. I'm not sure what having ten-month old twins has got to do with it?!? King Joke
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