On February 16th 2010, Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage took over the Ballroom at Nottingham Council House for a celebration and awards evening. Was it the free food and drink which attracted nearly 150 - some from as far as Leicester?
Those present saw several displays from NRH as well as others from Nottingham Ball Bois (complete with mannequin), the Adoption and Fostering Service, UNISON and Notts Police. A video of the 2009 Nottingham Pride march was shown and awards were presented (by the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Leon Unczur) to Breakout Gay Men's Group, Nottingham Hyking Dykes and Healthy Gay Nottingham. Also, the first Michael Raymond Memorial awards were presented to Lesbian Line and The Pavilion Club. The awards are for people or organisations which are no longer with us, but were valuable in their day. To find out why the awards bear Mike Raymond's name, click HERE.
From the Ballroom we could see into the Market Square and were please to note that the illuminated big wheel had "Nottingham Pride" on several of its gondolas