This years Pride event will be taking place on Saturday 14th September at Gloucester Park. We invite you to join us as we come together in celebration of Gloucestershires LGBTQ+ community.
This years event will commemorate the 50th anniversery of the Stonewall Uprising and the birth of LGBTQ+ liberation.
On June 28th 1969 New York City Police raided the Stonewall Inn - located in Greenwich Village, New York - forcibly removing customers and seizing cash. The events of that night, and all of those leading up to it, started several days worth of riots which led to the formation of The Gay Liberation Front and many other LGBT organisations.
It is regarded by many as history's first major protest for equal rights for homosexuals.
At this year's Pride event we paid homage to the individuals who came before us and reflect on the movement that inspired world wide action.
The mainstage this year played host to an array of incredible LGBTQ+ artists and some fabulous allies. To give you an idea of what to expect at Pride in Gloucestershire we have left our 2019 lineup active for to loook through.
Known for his powerful vocals and high energy performances Allan has performed across the world within Asia, Europe, America and the UK.
He has gained chart success with his single 'Almost in Heaven' reaching no3 in the North American Charts as well as being top 20 here in the UK iTunes electronic chart.
Misha Dawn is a DIY artist from Gloucestershire.
Her mission is to ignite audiences with her vibrant, unique and original music.
Her catchy lyrics and melody will stick with you long after the show is over.
Her unique personality shines through on stage along with her passion for music.
Charted artist Ronan Parke was runner up on Britain’s Got Talent 2011 when he was just 12 years old.
After appearing on the show, Ronan recorded a self-titled cover album in which reached 22 on the official chart.
Now at 20 years old, after completing his schooling, Ronan has grown into a young adult with a brand new voice and has a brand new original album out, titled ‘Found My Way’.
This years Pride day saw several new attractions as well as some of last years favourites returning.
We were also joined on the day by some of Gloucestershires LGBTQ+ groups and organisations - a perfect opportuntiy to found out what our amazing community has to offer. We had over 45 stalls, 7 caterers, 2 bars, Zorball and Danter's Funfair
This year saw the arrival of our first ever Multi-Faith tent.
We looked for people of all faiths to get involved and help create a wonderful and welcoming environment to relax and chat.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved in the future.
This year we introduced our first Family Zone to Gloucester Park.
The Family Zone was home to some fantastic children's entertainment as well as an array of child orientated stalls.
After the success of 2018 we are delighted to announce that the Art Exhibition was back at Gloucester Park in 2019.
Thanks to our friends at Gloucester City Homes for sponsoring this!
Please click here to find out how you can get involved.
We are very pleased to say that there will be a mobiloo on site. Mobiloo is a fully accessible toilet and changing room equiped with a hoist.
You will however need to bring your own sling.
To find out more please visit www.mobiloo.org.uk
We are delighted to say that there will be British Sign Language Interpreters in attendance on the day.
Gloucestershire has a fantastic bus network. If you are travelling from within the county you can easily make your way to Gloucester Park via public transport on the day.
The Stagecoach Journey Planner is a quick and simple way to plan your route. You can find it here.
Gloucester Park is a 15 minute walk from Gloucester train station, and is served by Great Western Railway, with easy access from stations including Bristol, Yate, Cam & Dursley, Cheltenham Spa, Stonehouse, Stroud and beyond to Swindon and London Paddington. For the cheapest fares, book in advance at GWR.com
Where to find us:
Gloucester Park, Trier Way, Gloucester, GL1 1LB