Pride in Plymouth is a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) that brings people and groups together to celebrate and promote the diversity and talent that exist within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities in Plymouth. The information, advice and support made available through our events and the pride in Plymouth network with our website as the hub allows us to advance community education so we can work together to eliminate discrimination in relation to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) people in Plymouth, the surrounding area and further afield. In 2012 we organised Plymouth’s first proper outdoor ‘gay pride’ that was held in Devonport Park – the event was a huge success with over 1,500 people attending. We returned to Devonport Park on the 20th July 2013 with an even bigger event.
In 2014 we took Pride to Plymouth Hoe one of the most stunning locations for pride in the UK, this was complemented by the first Rainbow Pride Parade through the City Centre – firmly putting Plymouth on the UK Pride Map.
The 2015 Plymouth Pride Festival and parade was even bigger see the Pride 2015 Page for the pictures.
On 13th August 2016, Pride in Plymouth, with the support of our fantastic group of volunteers, returned to Plymouth Hoe for the third City Pride Event held in this iconic location, following on from two events held at Devonport Park. This 5th anniversary event was the largest pride so far. The colourful Parade through the city centre was one of the largest the city has ever seen, and we anticipate further growth in both the Parade and Festival in 2017.
Pride in Plymouth is more than a single event – our volunteers work through the year on events and projects that ‘Bring People Together’ strengthening our voice and ultimately improving the services and social scene for all LGBTQ+ people who live, visit, work or study in Plymouth.