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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!

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Programme

Clubroom
1-2pm - LGBTQ disabled peoples group
2.30- 3.45pm - Workshop: Knight Errant Press Writing (BSL interpreted)
4-5pm - Workshop: Non Binary Activism by STA (BSL interpreted)
5.15-6.15pm - Workshop: Zines with From Glasgow to Saturn (BSL interpreted)

Cinema
1-2pm - Talk: Terrence Higgins Trust - Living with HIV (BSL interpreted)
2.30-3.30pm - Talk: Putting on a filmmaking event with SQIFF (BSL interpreted)
3.45-4.45 - Live Podcast Recording with Brown Town
5pm-6pm - Discussion: Queer Publishing (BSL interpreted)
6.15-7.15 - Discussion: Queer History + Futures (BSL interpreted)

Theatre
Stalls (see below for more details)
12-1pm - Quiet Hour
1-5pm - General admission

Intermedia Gallery
12-8pm - POC Space hosted by Scotch Bonnet

Courtyard
10pm-2am - Free Pride Afterparty with Scotch Bonnet

Stalls

LGBT Health + Wellbeing
Scottish Trans Alliance
Equality Network
Rape Crisis Scotland
Umbrella Lane
Glasgow LGBT+ Interfaith Network
United Glasgow FC
Leap Sports
Glasgow Council on Alcohol
SQIFF
Glasgow Disability Alliance
Glasgow Roller Derby
AND MORE!

Access information

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!