The weather was horrendous this year, so I can understand why the takings are down, but people need to remember that the money raised from this goes to charities and voluntary groups. That's why you have to pay for Pride - and let's be honest, it's a bit of a bargain. £25 is hardly "wallet-busting". It's also the only Pride in the country which makes money for charity, something the small number of gays who constantly whinge about it should sit back and think about. £50k is still £50k. Without Pride it would be nowt.
I had a great time this year - despite the weather. Roll on Pride 2013!