What is EuroPride?
An annual festival of culture, equality awareness and the arts; awarded and licensed by members of the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA).
Previous hosts include Copenhagen, Vienna, Marseille, Riga and London. EuroPride can attract anywhere from 30,000 to 600,000 people depending on the host location and programme of events.
Why are Pride in Gloucestershire bidding?
We have a strong believe in the power of Pride to maintain progress in promoting equality, tackling discrimination and improving human rights. We believe that our county has the location, resources and capabilities to host a truly inclusive and community-focused festival of events in backdrop of city and rural locations that is able to make visible the issues facing our community both locally, nationally and across Europe.
Aims of our bid
Our main aim is to ensure progress continues and the progress we have made is not eroded or reversed.
We want to deliver a 2 week long programme of arts, culture and equality awareness that is fully inclusive and accessible to all; not only to those who join us in person but to also to outreach to those across the UK and Europe who can not join us.
The first two decades have seen some huge leaps forward for our community but this progress is starting to decline and reverse. This can't be allowed to happen!
Not only do we want to create a legacy of improved social cohesion for our County but also empower LGBTQ+ organisations across the UK and Europe to continue moving forward.