If you’re reading this, you probably know who we are. And if you don’t… hello, wonderful to meet you. You’re looking especially lovely today! 

Pride in Hull is a registered charity, run by a small but perfectly formed committee of volunteers on a not-for-profit basis. Members of the team have been involved in Pride in the city since the very first event, which was (incredibly!) almost 20 years ago.

It’s been quite a journey. The very first Pride happened out of an urgent need for LGBT+ representation in the city. It took place in Queen’s Gardens – a ramshackle bunch of us with a really loud sound system and an awful lot of enthusiasm.

Pride in Hull 2017 © Tom Arran
Pride in Hull 2017 © Tom Arran
Courtney Act – Pride in Hull 2017 © Tom Arran

Since then, Pride in Hull has taken place across Hull, strewing rainbows and general goodwill as we go.

The Vengabus stopped off to celebrate our tenth anniversary in West Park and in 2016, Sinitta strutted down Baker Street in an especially raunchy custom Hull City kit, all in the name of Pride.

In 2017, we were named the inaugural UK Pride and we celebrated #LGBT50 with an incredible homecoming – returning to Queens Gardens for the first time, bringing 44,000 friends with us.

Which brings us bang up to date. In 2018, we built on the success of our City of Culture year in a BIG way. It seemed like the whole of Hull lined the streets to cheer on this year’s parade.

We welcomed 50,000 people to the party… (that’s a fifth of the population of the entire city!)… as well as Bright Light Bright Light, SuRie, Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle and drag megastar Adore Delano

We were the second biggest cultural event in Hull and… not to brag, we’re the biggest free Pride event in the whole country.

Nadine Coyle – Pride in Hull 2018 © Tom Arran

The remit of our event is simple. We’re here to celebrate the LGBT+ community with our friends and allies. We’re here to celebrate diverse sexualities and genders. We’re here to uplift communities. We’re here to tell people that they do fit in here. And we do it with a great big massive parade, equal parts protest and party.

Our board

Chair: Matt Walton.

Trustees: Nathan Greenfield, Andy Hastings, Heidi-Victoria Ireland, Andy Train, Craig Moody.

Team: Charlotte Bird, Cat Bradshaw, Ted Burr, Suzanne Donkin, Georgia Harold, Jamie Lewis, Rich Northey, Claire Simpson.

Want to get in touch with us? Head over to the contact page.

Documents and policies

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