Armistead – Liverpool’s free and confidential sexual health promotion service – is supporting the city’s ninth Pride Festival.
The popular event, taking place on Saturday 28 July, encourages individuals to be proud of who they are and provides a safe platform for people to express their identity and unite with others from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) community.
This year Liverpool Pride has a new home on and around Tithebarn Street, next to the city's gay quarter. Liverpool Pride is free to attend, making it one of Europe's largest free, gay pride events and is a celebration of inclusion and freedom of expression.
Armistead Centre, run by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, provides a free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing service for the LGBT+ community, as well as support for male and female sex workers.
Armistead Centre’s team will be participating in the Pride march, as well as hosting an information stall within the event’s community zone, offering free condoms/lube, sexual health/harm reduction advice and information about the services it offers.
Rapid HIV testing sessions will be available at the Armistead Centre following Pride on:
Jo Lightwood Armistead’s team leader said: “This is a fantastic event for the LGBT+ people of Liverpool to celebrate with family and friends and to show acceptance of all LGBT+ people.
“Pride also provides a fantastic opportunity to highlight what we have to offer and to showcase services out there to support the LGBT+ community. The Armistead Centre is proud to be part of Liverpool Pride again this year.”
For more information please call Armistead’s helpline on 0151 247 6560.
Alternatively you can follow the service on Twitter @ArmisteadCentre or Facebook/Armistead centre