The month of June is also known as the Pride month marked by the annual date for the LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations. Earlier known as ‘Mother of Pride’ movement, it was started by Brenda Howard. In the month of June the LGBTQ+ community from different parts of the world celebrate and organise various events worldwide. After the Stonewall Riots took place in the month of June in 1969, this month was chosen.
The question of gender and community has engineered many fragments in the society. The oppressed and the oppressor both exist in this world. The Pride month is meant to impart awareness and unmute the oppressed voices. It is seen as a great opportunity to protest against the existing problems in the community. Through various forms of expression such as dance, song, poetry, street festivals and educational sessions as well. The mainstream media covers all updates throughout the month as it attracts millions of participants. The New York Parade is one of the most popular parades. It has an anticipated participation of 500000 people by its 25th anniversary.
Upcoming Pride March Dates in the United Kingdom
On the 15th of June Essex will have its Pride celebration in Central Park Chelmsford. It will have the West End star Lee Mead as the live performer. It will also have performances from Drag with No Name, Vicky Jackson as P!nk and Jordan Gray. The tickets are available in advance and can be booked at the venue itself. The event starts at 12PM on Saturday.
The Edinburgh Pride March is going to take place on the 22nd of June. It is going to be jam packed as they have announced to have guest speakers. The event will feature performances from Tulisa, Caitlyn Vanbeck, Sam Callahan and Mary Mac. The event will start at 11:30 AM followed by a 45 minutes march. Last year’s footfall for this march was more than 5000 people. Apart from these cities. There are other places as well where one can be found celebrating Pride. Scroll down to have a look at the important dates and places.
- 8 June – Blackpool Pride, Canterbury Pride, Coventry Pride, York Pride, Cambridge Pride
- 15 June – Essex Pride, Harrogate Pride, Stoke On Trent
- 22 June– Edinburgh, Calderdale, Portsmouth Pride, Lancaster, Exmouth, Salisbury, Salford and Suffolk
- 29 June– Colchester, Crewe, Great Yarmouth and Silloth
- 6 July– London Pride and Tameside
- 13 July– Bournemouth, Bristol, Croydon, Worthing, Worksop, Limerick, Glasgow and Rotherham
- 4 July – Barnsley Pride
- 20 July – Morecambe, Folkestone, Hull, Southend-on-sea Pride, Newcastle, Eastbourne and the Isle of Wight
- 21 July – Chesterfield
- 22 July – Happy Valley Pride
- 27 July – Liverpool, Oldham, Salisbury, Norwich, Nottinghamshire Pride, Weymouth & Portland and Stockport