With body and exercise in mind, the first on-line resource as part of LGBT History Month 2021 is the Rainbow Connections online trail. This virtual resource has been developed on the back of regular physical guided walks that took place before the covid 19 pandemic. The three-mile route runs from Stonehouse to the Barbican, stopping
The closing of Pride Rewind 2020 with an explanation of the “empty chair” that is included at every Plymouth Pride Festival and reserved for our absent friends. This video also has a very special reflection from David Green remembering a particularly traumatic time in Plymouth’s history for the LGBTQ communities but with an eye to the future. After watching this video please take 2 minutes to quietly remember those we have lost and reflect on how far we have come in such a short time of only 25 years.
Kevin Nash provided a Live Update from Plymouth Hoe where of course the sun was shining but unfortunately due to Covid-19 we couldn’t deliver the Pride Event that the City of Plymouth usually enjoy. However This didn’t stop Plymouth City Council flying a selection of ‘Pride Flags’ from the iconic flag poles. The Trans flag was flown centre stage from the flag pole on the Belvedere (wedding cake).
Kevin Kelland talks about living with HIV and shares some of his poems with us.
Jo Pine (Pride in Plymouth) reads two of her own poems.
Not Alone Plymouth talk about Trans Rights and Trans Pride.
Duncan Mason (Pride in Plymouth) introducing the Patchwork Rainbow Flag.
Messages of Support from:
Tudor Evans (Leader of Plymouth City Council).
Prof Dan Maudlin Plymouth University Cornerstone.
Paul Blair (GWR)
Cllr Chris Penberthy Plymouth City Council
Personal Message from Wendy Evans
Luke Pollard MP for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport
Message from Sgt Graham Little Plymouth Diversity Team Devon & Cornwall Police.
Mark Ayres talks about how Pride in Plymouth are able to act as third party reporting centre supporting members of the LGBT communities we can confidentially report the incident on your behalf and provide you with advice and support during the process.
Message from Graham Kirkup Police Crime Commissioners Office.
Messages of support from Charles Courtenay 19th Earl of Devon explains how Pride in Plymouth has helped share the story of William the 3rd Viscount Courtenay ‘a gay earl’ who later in life was forced to live in ‘exile’.
Final Frontier – supporing LGBT+ characters in comics and the wider skyfi community.
Steve Stavham CEO St Lukes in Plymouth.
Lindsy Endean from the Mayflower 400 explains how important our connection with the city’s past can be in shaping our future.
Dr Alan Butler talks to Tony Davey from The Box relating to the ‘Pride in Our Past Project’ that laid the foundation stones for the Plymouth LGBT Archive.
Alan then talks about the importance of getting our stories in the official public archives.
Dr Alan Butler introduces the ‘Rainbow Connection’ an exciting new project, being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and being brought about by a partnership between Cornerstone Praxis (University of Plymouth), Pride in Plymouth and Barnardos along with The Box, Plymouth and Devon & Cornwall Police, Babcock International and a number of schools in the city of Plymouth.
Pride Rewind 2020 was officially opened by the The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Plymouth Councillor Chris Mavin and Councillor Sue Dann.
They then had a tour of the exhibition both the opening and Tour was live streamed as part of the Pride Rewind day on Saturday 8th August 2020.
Due to the Corona-virus situation, Plymouth’s 2020 events schedule has been rearranged and sadly we cannot responsibly bring you Plymouth Pride 2020 on the 8th August. Read the announcement from Plymouth City Council HERE This is very upsetting for the whole team, particularly after poor weather prevented Plymouth Pride 2019 from taking place last year.