Pride is a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) community. Pride gives people the opportunity to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and to celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.
Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT+ rights movements throughout the world.
Organised by members of the LGBT+ community, Bristol Pride is the chance for all LGBT+ people, their friends, families and allies to stand up and declare they are proud of who they and their loved ones are.
Bristol Pride is a registered charity (1166817) organised by volunteers from the community. We work all year round to challenge homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and promote equality and diversity, for all, through various events, school visits, consultation services and lobbying – check out our Project Work.
To bring the community together to celebrate, create understanding, opportunities for engagement and to tackle discrimination. We also want to create safe and positive events and opportunities for younger people to connect with the established community.
To challenge hearts and minds and to be a beacon of positive social diversity both here in the UK, and for those 77 countries where it is still illegal to be LGBT+.
To not only help shape policy and procedure but to engage in the local and wider political landscape to not only further but to also maintain human rights for LGBT+ communities everywhere.
WHO WE ARE
There are a lot of people involved in making Pride happen, from venue owners and the staff asking their businesses to get involved right through to directors and business owners keen to show their support, pride and commitment to equality and diversity in Bristol.
Pride is organised by volunteers from the LGBT+ community who bring along their skills, experience and passion to Pride in between their day jobs. Just some of team: