If you’re reading this, you probably know who we are. And if you don’t… hello, wonderful to meet you!
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.
Where it all began! 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 a few hundred people with a really loud sound system and an awful lot of enthusiasm.
In 2017, we were named the inaugural UK Pride, as well as the UK City of Culture. We celebrated LGBT50, the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, with an incredible homecoming – returning to Queens Gardens for the first time since 2003, bringing 44,000 friends with us.
We built on the success of our City of Culture year in a BIG way.
We welcomed over 50,000 people to the party in 2019… (that’s a fifth of the population of the entire city!)… as well as incredible upcoming LGBT+ talent and icons like Alaska 5000, Claire Richards and Melanie C (well, almost). Pride in Hull marked 50 years since the Stonewall uprising by parading an original Gilbert Baker Pride flag through the streets and volunteers carried specially designed placards marking 5 decades of LGBT+ protest.
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.
We're one of the biggest events in Hull and… not to brag, we’re one of the biggest free Pride events in the whole country too.
Who we are
Chair: Matt Walton
Trustees: Ted Burr, Nathan Greenfield, Andy Hastings, Heidi-Victoria Ireland, Jamie Lewis, Craig Moody, Rich Northey, Andy Train.
Team: Charlotte Bird, Cat Bradshaw, Suzanne Donkin, Ashton Gibbs, Georgia Harold, Claire Hughes, Rich Innes, Lewis Jacobs, Callum Jennison, James Kavanagh, Cashi Shenje, Claire Simpson.
Want to get in touch with us? Head over to the contact page.