Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester is hosting a free family friendly Pride event this weekend.

On Sunday June 26, the venue hosts Dorset Youth Pride - a free, family-friendly Pride event from 12pm-5pm.

Dorset Youth Pride seeks to be an inclusive event welcoming all members of the LGBT+ community and allies, especially families and young people.

People will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities, from slime making, cake decorating and jewellery making to a talk on LGBT+ history and Drag Queen Story Hour UK.

Visitors can talk with representatives from Space Youth Project, Pop 'n' Olly, Dorset Youth Voice, Weymouth Gay Group and NHS Dorset HealthCare Trust.

Abbie King, Director at Shire Hall Museum, said: "Everyone at Shire Hall Museum is incredibly excited for our first Pride event. We wanted to create an inclusive and family friendly event because we believe that Pride should be for people of all ages.

"Pride is an incredible celebration but it's also a call to action. It's an opportunity to promote and support the LGBT+ community; reflecting on the history but also highlighting the work that still needs to be done.

"Dorset Youth Pride will be a celebration but we also hope that it will be an opportunity for people of all ages to learn and engage."

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