LEEDS PRIDE, one of the biggest free pride events in the UK, has announced that they will be working with JACKIE CROZIER on their 2012 event.
CROZIER is best known for her six year reign as MANCHESTER PRIDE’S Festival Director, and has been recognised for her commitment to and work with the LGBT community in numerous ways. After being named one of the UK’s forty most inspirational LGBT people by ATTITUDE, CROZIER was named ‘COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR’ at the LGF’s HOMO HERO AWARDS, and also made the INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY’S PINK LIST, alongside names such as WILL YOUNG, ALAN CARR and friends of CROZIER’S, HEATHER PEACE and ANTHONY COTTON.
Tom Doyle Chair of LEEDS PRIDE said: “We are very excited to have Jackie on board and working with Leeds Pride this year – her reputation within the LGBT and not-for-profit sectors is fantastic, and the work and difference she has made in Manchester in the last five or so years is astounding. I am looking forward to developing this working relationship with her further and seeing how far we can develop the brand of Leeds Pride together.”
Yorkshire-born Jackie is looking forward to returning to her roots and helping LEEDS PRIDE put on the best event possible for 2012.
Crozier said: “When LEEDS PRIDE and I decided to work with one another, I could not have been more pleased. After a successful stint with MANCHESTER PRIDE, I am really looking forward to using my own expertise to try and capitalise on LEEDS PRIDE’S strengths and contribute to helping it grow and become even more fantastic. I love Leeds and think of it as a second home – so this gives me a great chance to go back and visit plenty of friends and family. And I’m sure the Leeds locals will be able to teach me a thing or two, as well!
LEEDS PRIDE takes place on Sunday 5 August and is being headlined by POP IDOL star and local Yorkshire lad GARETH GATES and Britain’s Got Talent finalists, boy band ‘THE MEND’. Joining the boys on the day includes Leeds’ very own renowned drag host BROWNE SUGA, rising stars THE BON BONZ, KELLY WILDE, new gay boy band FTW (FOR THE WIN) and many more. The event will be hosted by the fabulous drag act PEGGY WESSEX.
For further information on LEEDS PRIDE please see:www.leedspride.com