Pride in Plymouth has since October 2009 been promoting Plymouth, the gay scene and the best Plymouth has to offer.
Pride in Plymouth is a not for profit organisation that through this website, social networks and events we aim to bring members of the LGBT communities together to celebrate the diversity that exist amongst us. We also aim to raise awareness of issues that affect the LGBT community, building support for campaigns that call for fairness, acceptance and equality.
Our social events have included boat trips, film nights, and history tours; in 2012 we organised and presented ‘Pride in the Park’. Plymouth’s first proper outdoor ‘Gay Pride’ celebration, the event was hailed a great success by all sponsors and supporters. All those that attended had a great day in Devonport Park. There has only been three previous ‘Prides’ in Plymouth all held at the Guildhall, the last was in 2009.
We are building our structure and physical networks to ensure Plymouth has a sustainable Pride that can grow and evolve into a festival to be proud of. This was evident with the growth demonstrated at Pride in the Park 2013.
We have organised events in the city for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia IDAHOT (May 17). In 2010 we brought people together in the heart of the City Centre to support the ‘Great Global Kiss-in’. The Plymouth video was mashed into one of the official international videos that has been viewed over 28,000 times. In 2011 we supported the Campaign for Equal Marriage.
We live up to our name and really do take Pride in our great city, Plymouth is steeped in maritime history, navel traditions, and has been at the heart of marine science since 1862.
The city of Plymouth has evolved into a vibrant hub in the South West for shopping, theatre concerts and eating out. With a population of over 260,000, and one of the largest student populations in the country the city is bustling by day and buzzing at night. Coupled with panoramic sea views and busy historic quayside (The Barbican) Plymouth is defiantly worth a visit.
Plymouth has a compact but lively gay scene that comprises of regular gay venues, alternative gay nights, coffee groups and many other social events throughout the year.