In 2016 Time to Shine and Sage hosted a 'Mellow Space' at Lamberts Yard, where people could come along and be a part of Pride but not have to fight the crowds so much. Instead they could relax with a drink and a chat, while still being able to see and hear the party on the street below.
Here's what some people said:
"Great to have a sit-down but still feel part of the action! Thrilled it's here!"
"A safe, friendly space in the midst of the celebrations."
This year, they'll be doing the same again. They'll also be providing Pride Buddies who are available to escort people to and from the venue entrance if necessary.
If you're interested in finding out more or volunteering on the day, please get in touch with Jude Woods: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 244 4209.
Sage offer bespoke services for older LGBT+ people across Leeds. They are also partnered with Yorkshire MESMAC and Age UK Leeds to deliver a programme of bespoke services for older LGBT+ people city-wide