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UK Pride or Trans friendly Events 2019

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DeeDee

Hi, could anyone point me in the direction of a directory of any events coming up in the UK for 2019, I'm sure I saw something somewhere but can't find it again - is there a central resource that I can't find?

 

I want to try getting out in public as Dee this year my plan is to start small and build up if comfortable and my niece has said she would like to go to a Pride event where she is at university as something she would like to do, I can find that one and it looks like if I'm brave enough it is doable, but its got me thinking about other opportunities for days or small trips away and I simply have no clue where to start looking! :)

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SugarMagnolia

Trans Pride in Brighton looks fantastic. If I was in the UK, I'd definitely want to go. These sorts of events have been so rewarding to attend. I hope you have the same experience!
 

 

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DeeDee

Thanks Sugar, I have a cousin that lives down that way - if I come out to her it would be an option, I know she will be fine with it. Brighton is the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK so it has a reputation to uphold! For me it is a safe area and a chance to actually socialise as myself, isolation is an issue where I am. Other than the parades what actually happens at them?

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SugarMagnolia

I can't speak to the Brighton one, but at the Pride events I've been to there's usually music and dancing, food, drinks, booths from merchants and trans supportive organizations. My favorite think is the people watching and the chance to feel truly accepted and not judged. Many times local clubs will have related events and after party types of things, too. It's especially fun if you can find a few friends to go together.

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DeeDee

So more like festivals then? I know I would prefer to have company, and who knows by then I might do - but at the moment it would be me on my own. 🙂

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Kirsten

Oh I love pride day!! Boston is amazeballs! So many people. So much fun! I can’t wait for this year. Sorry it’s a bit of a swim for ya Dee. 😜

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Amy LeBlanc

I love pride day as well.  PHX has a real big pride day event and cannot wait till April this year for the PHX pride fest

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DeeDee
47 minutes ago, Kirsten said:

So much fun! I can’t wait for this year. Sorry it’s a bit of a swim for ya Dee. 😜

Maybe one year I'll get over and see what all the fuss is about ;)

 

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jo jo

theres a lgbt pride every year in cardiff usually about august time i believe theres one in dublin aswell about july time if you go on facebook there is a lgbt support group on there

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DeeDee

Thanks Jojo, at the moment I have stayed away from FB as Dee - I would love to access the support group but FB is invasive and links and suggests too many things for me to trust it even if I made a separate profile to log in as.  I was hoping someone somewhere had listed all the different Prides etc in a central location so I could just pick and choose dates that work for me, no worries! 😊 

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Jani
4 hours ago, DeeDee said:

but FB is invasive

Yes!  I don't use it but I've read you would need to use a different computer (or phone) to access the site in order to avoid cross pollination! 

 

 

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Naomi Knowles

I'm considering booking tickets (once I actually see the price) for the entertainment events in Manchester this year :)

 

https://www.manchesterpride.com/festival

 

 

August 23-26 2019, and tickets for the festival itself go up end of this month

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DeeDee

Thanks Naomi - I will take a look!

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jo jo

i know last yr in cardiff it was a fiver per day so cant go wrong for that can you

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tracy_j

There is one here in LIncoln. I don't know the dates for this year, but have just checked and come across this: http://www.lincolnpride.co.uk/about-us .

 

Personally I don't tend to go. I was caught up in the fringes last year though as I had a birthday party in town on the same weekend, and had arranged to meet some friends outside a pub. They were late so I was a bit of a bystander to the scene, mostly students.

 

Tracy

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DeeDee
Just now, tracy_j said:

They were late so I was a bit of a bystander to the scene, mostly students.

Thanks Tracy, it looks like it was in September last year? Most of the parades I've seen tend to have a larger student contingent. Which is a good thing, they should always be the most publicly progressive part of our society!  I don't want to go to march necessarily, but to be in an openly safe environment and disappear in a crowd of others without standing out definitely appeals - plus, why not?

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tracy_j
22 hours ago, DeeDee said:

 it looks like it was in September last year?

 

On our home calendar the party was on 29th September so that weekend. My party was just up the road from the nightclub which hosted the main evening event. I saw quite a queue outside as I was leaving the party to go home. These days, with the recently new university pretty much in the centre of town , there is a massive student influx. I did find it a bit spooky though, as I park uphill in free roadside parking. They switch the street lamps out between 23:00 and midnight on many outlying streets (cost cuts) so I was walking back to my car amongst students pretty much in darkness.

 

Tracy

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DeeDee

I wouldn't fancy walking in a crowd I don't know in the dark either Tracy!

 

It is not an exhaustive list - but I have found a list of some Pride 🌈 places and 2019 dates on PinkUK.com 

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