Plymouth LGBT Pride Saturday 9th August 2014

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Pride in Plymouth is a non-profit community organisation that brings people and groups together to celebrate and promote the diversity that exist within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities in Plymouth. The information, advice and support made available through our events and the pride in Plymouth network with our website as the hub allows us to advance community education so we can work together to eliminate discrimination in relation to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) people in Plymouth, the surrounding area and further afield. In 2012 we organised Plymouth’s first proper outdoor ‘gay pride’ that was held in Devonport Park – the event was a huge success with over 1,500 people attending. We returned to Devonport Park on the 20th July 2013 with an even bigger event. We are continuing to build on the solid foundations laid so that Plymouth can enjoy a sustainable annual LGBT festival that will be as big or even bigger than Prides held in other similar sized cities in the UK. The growth opportunity for Pride and supporting events in the city is massive, but we do need Plymouth City Council to recognise this and be fully supportive of the event to unleash this potential growth.

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Hate Crime Awareness Week Update #HCAW2014
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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014 began on 11th October and Pride in Plymouth volunteers were out and about, in the city centre, spreading the word with leaflets designed to raise awareness around the issue and to promote our informal social at Plymouth Arts Centre from 6.30pm – 8.30pm pm on Wednesday 15th, where we invite you to come along and talk about your experiences of hate crime in the city, or suggest how we can remove some of the barriers that prevent people from reporting and also Plymouth’s annual candle lit vigil, against hate crime, at 7pm on Saturday 18th at the Sundaial in the Plymouth City Centre. This week is also giving us the opportunity to spread the word about an additional service which Pride in Plymouth can now offer to the LGBT communities of the city in terms of third party reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents.…

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014 #HAW14
Pride in Plymouth HCAW14

Pride in Plymouth have received a small grant from the Plymouth City Council ‘Welcoming City Fund‘ to support our events during hate crime awareness week that takes place between 11th and 18th October. During this time and leading up to December we will be canvassing for your ideas on the design and content of printed guides that will inform the local community and visitors on how to report hate crime in the city. The purpose of the Hate Crime Awareness Week is to tackle local hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources. Hate Crime Awareness Events 2014: Sat 11th October – We kick off Hate Crime Awareness Week with the launch of our own Hate Crime Reporting Centre (on-line reporting and telephone service) various venues across the city. Wednesday 15th Pride…

Heaven is a Place Shown on the Big Screen in Plymouth City Centre for Pride 2014
Heaven is a Place - Laura Murphy

We were delighted that the Plymouth City Centre Company agreed to show Heaven is a Place film on the the big screen as part of the Plymouth Pride Festival 2014. Pride in Plymouth partnered with Plymouth University on the Heaven on Earth? project to create Heaven is a Place A port is neither land nor sea; it is a landscape suspended, janus-faced, vertiginous. Inspired by the writing of Jean Genet, this dance film explores becoming, melancholy, and the erotics of place through the human geography of ports and portals. Through the integration of a range of movement based practices, emergent professional performers and members of Plymouth’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans communities collaborated in the making of Heaven is a Place. Heaven is a Place by Kayla Parker Plymouth’s first proper Pride Parade passed under the Big Screen in Plymouth City Centre on Saturday 9th August with a rainbow flag…

Plymouth Pride 2014 – Amazing Success – We Love our New Home on the Hoe!
Plymouth Gay Pride Parade 2014

Plymouth PRIDE 2014 – Saturday 9th August – Plymouth Hoe The Hoe is the centre of our waterfront city and provides one of the most stunning locations for a Pride in the UK. This fantastic video slide show has been captured and brought to you by Carol Steele from Transfigurations What an amazing journey over the past three years! Pride in Plymouth presented Plymouth’s first proper outdoor pride in 2012 with a music festival held in Devonport Park utilising the then new HLF funded bandstand. We returned to Devonport Park in 2013 with an even bigger event.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Devonport Park, the facilities and support on offer from the ‘Friends of the Park’ was second to none. The main downside with the park was it’s location – it was just that bit too far out to accommodate a parade a vital component of any pride celebration. Therefore shortly after the…