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Free Pride 2019

Sat 3 August 2019

Free Pride is an independent and community-led LGBTQ Pride event, with three core values: radical, inclusive, and free.

We are back for 2019, with a full day of stalls, talks, workshops, music, arts & crafts, and ideas sharing! By exploring a variety of topics, and building new ideas together, we hope to address the increasing commercialisation of Pride, and exclusion of marginalised groups within the LGBTQ community, looking at our history as we celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.

Join us for a day of celebrating, learning, protesting and coming together to imagine something better. We want to take Pride back to its radical roots, and have fun doing it!


Free Pride is a day for everyone, and especially those who feel left out by mainstream LGBTQ events. We aim to be as accessible as possible for as many people as possible. All talks and discussions will be presented with BSL interpreters. Printed text of talks will be available, in standard and large-print. We will have a quiet space where soundproofing headsets and sensory tools/fidget toys will be available. Toilets will be gender-neutral for the full duration of the event. The event is family-friendly.

Free Pride is completely free to attend. Contributions towards travel expenses for those in the asylum system, or those with additional transport needs, will be available.

We operate a safe spaces policy, and we will be on hand to answer any questions and help you understand what this means in practice. If there are other ways we can make this day better for you, let us know!