Exeter pride in the running for UK Pride 2018

Exeter Pride is up against five other pride days to be named UK Pride 2018. Credit: ITV News

Exeter Pride, which celebrates the city's LGBTQIA+ community, is in the running to be UK Pride 2018.

The national UK Pride event first took place in Hull this year and acts as a focus for the movement across the country.

Exeter's ninth annual pride event took place in May 2017.

It included a rainbow flag parade from the St Sidwell Centre down Exeter High Street to Northernhay Gardens, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Library and Rougemont Gardens.

Other Pride events, including Pride Cymru, Folkestone Pride, Isle of Wight Pride, Liverpool Pride and Preston Pride have all announced they will also bid for the next title.

The decision will be made at the organising body’s conference in Blackpool this October, with the aim to increase awareness.