Saturday 7th August 2021
Today 1st June marks the first day of Pride Month UK which will run throughout June.
In normal years, this is the start of a season for Pride events around the UK and it runs up until September. Plymouth Pride has traditionally happened at the end of the first week of August but Pride in Plymouth, as an organisation, has had three challenging years.
Plymouth Pride 2018 will forever be known as “the wet pride” with downpours of rain throughout the day ending with an emergency stage stop and close down.
The next year, strong winds meant many events, such as the Boardmasters festival, had to be cancelled and Plymouth Pride along with them and then. . . let’s not talk about 2020!
Although, we were thrilled to the response to our online Pride Rewind event and all the wonderful people who engaged with Pride, in a number of different ways, to tell us what Pride meant to them.
The exciting news we can share with you – Is that Plymouth Pride will be back on Plymouth Hoe on 7th August this year. Plymouth’s LGBTQ+ community is long overdue a get together of this size and we can’t wait.
More news will be coming out throughout the next few weeks so keep an eye on our social media channels and, if you’ve been involved in one capacity or another in previous years, we’ll be getting in touch. If you’re interested in becoming involved then please contact us
Now’s a good time to mention that there’s a common misconception around “Pride” being some national organisation that puts on events locally and some people believe that the event is put on by the council. While, we work very closely with the council and are grateful for their support. Plymouth Pride is entirely organised and run by volunteers who feel it’s important that this event happens to highlight just how special our LGBT+ community is.
The Pride Festival is about ‘bringing people together’ to celebrate the hard won freedoms we currently enjoy, collectively protest to protect and further enhance legislation that will help shape a more inclusive future for ALL LGBTQ+ people. We continue to fully support LGBTQ+ asylum seekers forced to live in Plymouth and will actively campaign for a fairer system.
If you’d like to be part of that then we’d love to hear from you.