We were founded in 2019 in response to the rise in homophobic and transphobic incidents in the UK. In our first year we partnered with 2,000 venues and we’ve continued to grow ever since. In February, 2020 we became a charity with the objective of promoting social inclusion among the LGBTQ+ community by preventing people from becoming socially excluded and relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded. With many Pride events cancelled in 2020 and postponed or downsized in 2021 due to Covid, we launched Pub Pride to give communities the opportunity to celebrate Pride locally and supports our partner venues.
Our partner venues include pubs, clubs, theatres, universities, tattoo parlours, social clubs, churches, and also major international venues such as Arena Birmingham.
Since our launch, we have received coverage from BBC Breakfast, ITV News, BBC Midlands and many local radio and print media organisations.
Inclusive communities that provide welcome spaces for LGBTQ+ people everywhere
To work with venues and organisations to:
- Promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and provide welcome spaces
- Ensure zero tolerance to towards LGBTQ+ discrimination and hate with any instance countered and recorded appropriately
Danny Clare (co-founder), Clive Duffey (who gave us our name, co-founder, prolific volunteer, mentor and activist for the LGBTQ+ community), Daisy Cooper, Sean Hughes, Teri Niadna, Andrew Speak, Kirsty Limacher and Richard Watson