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With a rather rich gay scene it is no surprise that Manchester has some really fantastic events planned over their big weekend starting on the 25th August. This includes a parade which will be a celebration of all things gloriously gay through the streets of Manchester as well as, on a more serious note, a candlelit vigil to commemorate those we have lost to HIV.
Our capital city never disappoints during their Gay Pride week, which this year will include plays, an exhibition at the Tate Modern, the highly anticipated Pride’s Got Talent which will see some of the top up and coming stars battle it out as well as saucy Soho Tours to name just a few. London we salute you.
The adopted home of the gay community, Brighton is planning a frickin’ huge concert on the weekend of the 4th August. Not to be missed there will also be a parade, a dog show, a village party as well as some brand new pleasure gardens.
Birmingham may not be known for being the sexiest city on the planet, but all that could change during Gay Pride week when the masses will assemble to celebrate all things LGBT. Included in the festivities will be a parade, street party and concert.
There is little down time during Leeds Gay Pride week with a phenomenal schedule to choose from. With something for every LGBT person out there, you could partake in a 5-A-Side football tournament, go for a 5K mutt walk, attempt to defy gravity during an aerial yoga workshop or choose a flik at the Leeds Queer film festival to name just a few. Time to get down North we reckon.
Now we don’t want to appear biased but Edinburgh is one of our favourite cities, there we said it. And so we have high hopes for their gay pride festivities which will start on June 17th and will feature some proper exciting concerts and shows – fun for the whole family, especially if you have a thing for the Scottish accent.
Go for Guinness, stay for the Gays. Dublin is the place to be on June 14th with a buzzing schedule of events that includes more parties, celebrations, and even a fun run than any other city. Leprechauns, pubs and pots of gold – what more could you want?
The South East is a pretty important place for the gay community. Expect big things from this region, particularly in Brighton where there will be a fundraising community event that is set to attract something of a crowd as well as some names you may have heard of like…Carly Rae Jepsen, Fatboy Slim and Paloma Faith, not too shabby.
Kings Cross Remix – 16th May
Essex Pride – 24th June
Brighton – 4th August
Canterbury Pride – 10th June
Eastbourne Gay Pride – 22nd July
Hampshire Pride – 25th February
Oxford Pride – 3rd June
With some fantastic events taking place in the South West, it may well be time to book those tickets and take advantage of some stunning views, landscapes and if we manage to get some sun this Summer there may even be some prime beach opportunities. Included in this wonderful array of events are parades, festivals, lunches and so much more. Not to be missed.
Cornwall Gay Pride – 26th August
Exeter Pride – 13th May
Plymouth Pride – 5th August
Reading Pride – 2nd September
Southampton Pride – 26th August
Totnes Pride – 2nd September
Weston Super Mare Pride – 29th July
Bristol Pride – 8th July
Exmouth Pride – 1st July
Gloucestershire Gay Pride – 10th June
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride – 29th July
Gay Pride may be the one time of year you actually want to get sent to Coventry…sorry we couldn’t resist. Jam Packed sessions will include a concert in Warwickshire, a Campervan of Love in Coventry (we’re not entirely sure what that is either) as well as a concert in Hereford.
Birmingham – 27th May 2017
Walsall Gay Pride – 26th August
Warwickshire Pride – 19th August
Coventry Pride – 10th June
Hereford Pride – 29th July
Stoke on Trent Pride – 24th July
Well from the exciting tribute acts in the town of Worksop with every singer from Beyoncé to Little Mix covered to Leicester which will see a pretty awesome parade march through the city centre, the East Midlands may well be the place to be this Gay Pride, much recommended.
Worksop Pride – 8th July
Bourne Free Pride Festival – 30th June
Leicester Pride – September
Lincoln Pride – 24th June 17
The North is quite possibly one of the biggest regions for Gay Pride with events taking place in practically every city. With some seriously friendly people, it is definitely worth risking the dodgy weather to see some of these fantastic concerts, festivals and parades taking place across the region. A special mention to Durham and their two-year-old concert as well as, previous capital of culture, Liverpool which has a pretty cracking party scene.
Bolton Pride – 29th September
Burnley Pride – 5th August
Herts Pride – 2nd September
Lancaster Pride – 20th May
Liverpool Pride – 29th July
Manchester Pride – 25th August
Preston Pride – 9th September
Salford Pride – 15th July
Stockport Pride – 30th July
Blackpool Pride – 9th June
Chester Pride – 19th August
Cumbria Pride – 16th September
Wigan Pride – 12th August
Wythenshawe Pride – 19th August
Trafford Pride – 1st July
Durham Pride – 29th May
Newcastle Pride – 21st July
With some of the most beautiful scenery, Yorkshire is well worth a visit at any time of year – take a moment to wonder at the splendour of the Peak District or the Yorkshire Dales. Or, of course, you could visit this Summer and do some serious partying. Check out the scene in Sheffield, the parade in Doncaster or the concert in Hull. So little time, so much to do.
Bradford Pride – 27th May
Doncaster Pride – 19th August
Huddersfield Pride – July
Hull Pride – 22nd July
Leeds Gay Pride – 5th August
Sheffield Pride – 29th July
York Pride – 10th June