By IAN GREER
MID-ULSTER Pride was officially launched on Thursday night last, with plans to hold an event in Dungannon next month.
The Mid-Ulster Pride Committee will be making history by hosting a gay Pride Parade in Mid-Ulster for the first time this year. The Committee is a cross-community group which is passionate about the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer etc.) people.
The Committee revealed at the launch that the Pride Parade will take place in Cookstown on Saturday 13th June.
Other Mid-Ulster Pride events planned include LGBT film screenings in Dungannon and Cookstown during “LGBT History Month” in February and a conference on 1st April in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.
Mid-Ulster Council Chairman, Cllr Martin Kearney, officially launched Mid-Ulster's first rural Pride Parade at the evening in the Royal Hotel, Cookstown, while outside, a number of church groups held protests.
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