GLASGOW'S Pride Mardi Gla is set to be the first major pride in Europe to have Biesexuality as its theme with celebrations getting underway this weekend.

Political figures will speak at the event, including Scottish Government minister Patrick Harvie, who is openly bisexual, and Councillor Jordan Linden, leader of North Lanarkshire Council, who will become the first gay council leader to speak at a Pride march in Glasgow.

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They will be joined by a representative of President Joe Biden from Democrats Abroad who will talk about the recent decisions of American courts and the impact this has worldwide for equality. 

Organisers hope to build on the success of 2021, which saw thousands of people march through the city. 

When is Pride Mardi Gla? 

Pride Mardi Gla is set to take place on Saturday July 16. 

It will see the streets of Glasgow turned into a sea of rainbow flags as the march departs with a number of colourful, vibrant floats playing party tunes to get the city into a celebration of LGBT+ equality.

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A special Pride Hub will be hosted on the Saturday and Sunday at Strathclyde University which will hold a Life-Long Learning and Employability zone to help people decide on career options during the cost of living crisis.

There will also be a youth and family zone, a health and wellbeing zone, a sport and activities zone as well as a debates zone in association with Scullion Law where Police Scotland and the Crown office will gather together to speak about the growing number of hate crimes in Scotland.

Amongst the performers lined-up are the Cheeky Girls, The Voice winner Craig Eddie and boyband Just the Brave headlining the main stage at the brand new Strathclyde Students Union, 51 Richmond Street in a free event for those that support LGBT+ rights.

Meanwhile, on Sunday entertainment moves to Clyde Island at the King St car park where the new host of the BBC Radio 1 drivetime show Dean McCullough will entertain crowds as Glasgow celebrates Pride on the Beach.

Where will Pride Mardi Gla take place?

Speeches will take place from 11.30am at Glasgow Green. 

The march route will head through the city centre, with participants asked to meet at Glasgow Green at 11:30am.

A picnic will take place following the march back at Glasgow Green by the Nelson monument.