Roger Taylor is from 15th July 2016 an official Patron of Cornwall Pride, they are very grateful and excited about his support for Cornwall Pride.
So proud to be associated with Cornwall Pride – looks like the 27th August is going to be a wonderful and fun day, have great time! Onwards and upwards.
Roger Taylor – Queen
This is what Cornwall Pride speaks about his patronage:
We were thrilled when Queen drummer, Roger Taylor agreed to become an official patron of Cornwall Pride. He has a long association with Truro having been a day boy at Truro School and spent much of his youth playing in local bands. Leaving Cornwall he moved to London to study and there he met Brian May and Freddie Mercury and the rest. As they say, is history…
Roger’s association continued when when his band ‘Smile’ with Brian May, played several gigs in Truro including the old City hall and PJ’s Club in Pydar Street. They would return later as Queen playing gigs in Penzance and Truro.
We are pleased that Roger is continuing his links with Cornwall and are thrilled that he is our patron. Many thanks Roger.
I am indeed proud to be associated with Cornwall Pride. To me this significantly represents the fact that Cornwall is truly part of the 21st century, which must be a positive change for the better. Onwards together.
Roger Taylor – Queen
The history of Pride in Cornwall
Beginning life in 2008 Cornwall Pride has gone from strength to strength and is now established as one of the major community events to take place in Truro. Recognised by the City Council as one of it’s top four events it began as the brainchild of then Bar Qdos owners Christian Diament, Valerio Cambulio and Kerensa-Vercoe Rogers. Aided and abetted by friends and colleagues a committee was formed and plans for the very first event on August Bank Holiday 2008 took place – a day consisting of a parade through the streets of Truro, a family Picnic in the Park and an evening ticketed event.
The aim was to bring together those from the LGBT community, their friends and families and all those who supported LGBT issues and rights. From day one the support from the local community has been incredibly positive and although it has had its detractors these have been few in number and there has rarely been any negative response to the event.
Cornwall Council and individual councillors along with Truro City Council have been generous with their support both practically and financially and Pride was delighted last year (2015) when for the first time the Rainbow Flag flew over County Hall alongside the Flag of St Piran and the Union Flag.
While the format of the day has remained, each successive chairperson brought a different approach to the day. Founder Christian became it’s first chair followed by Neil Hawke, Jayne Bridges and Phil Whitfeld.