Fab; it’s seems there’s to be an actual Birmingham gay pride parade in 2009, after the 2008 cancellation. There’s what is ominously billed as “a political rally” in Victoria Square first — but then the parade floats start to roll at 2pm on Sat 23rd May 09, down New Street and then (appropriately) encircling the Cathedral.

The organisers still have places for floats, apparently, should you feel like getting your power tool out for some hot grinding on a big truckbed.