Pride events are incomplete without diversity and colour. These are one of those events that bring the city streets to life with its colour and festivity. Seems like Pride in Hull is set to kick up a notch.
Pride in Hull
On 20 July, Pride in Hull will be back BIGGER, BRIGHTER, BOLDER and PROUDER. Furthermore, there are no restrictions on who can join the celebration. Pride in Hull 2019 will kick off with a spectacular parade, reflecting on 50 years since the Stonewall uprising. It stars street artists, everyday heroes from local and international organisations and… you if you fancy it?
‘It’s great to mark this very special pride year in this way. While we’re reflecting and celebrating how far we’ve come as a society, we’ll highlight issues that people face today, too,’ – Andy Train, Pride in Hull parade director.
Five special sections of the parade will reflect each decade from the 70s to now. Further on, the parade winds its way to Queens Gardens where the party kicks up a notch. You can head to the Pride market to get the essentials you might need to customize and make your pride experience a memorable. You can also look forward to blockbuster performances from local performers, international stars and a whole host of surprises. While you are enjoying the parade, better keep an eye on the events happening on the main stage as well.
Pride in Hull is the region’s biggest celebration of the LGBT+ community and is open to everyone who wants to embrace the diversity of its area. Hence, you do not need to particularly be a member of the LGBT+ community to join in and show your support. It’s open to just anyone and everyone! Get your rainbow merch, dancing shoes and whatever else you will need and join in the fun. Sure to say, you will have a day to remember.
Pride in Hull to team with Back to Ours
Pride in Hull is teaming up again with the team who turned the Yorkshire city into a cultural hotspot. The organizers of Pride in Hull have again recruited Back to Ours to help them with this year’s Pride. Back to Ours is a creative agency created when Hull was named UK City of Culture in 2017.
The Pride formed the centrepiece of Hull UK City of Culture’s LGBT50 event in 2017 and attracted 44,000 attendees.
‘People are still being bullied or persecuted for their sexuality or gender identity and it’s important that we keep challenging inequality.’
Furthermore, in 2018, more than 3,000 people marched in the Pride in Hull parade which Back to Ours created. The volunteers created banners and flags and very special performance featured within the Pride parade.
‘Back to Ours are a cultural institution and we’re made up to have their support again this year. They’ve really pushed us to make the parade into something as meaningful and creative as it is spectacular,’ said Matt Walton, chair of Pride in Hull.
Pride in Hull is also a free and unticketed event taking place in Queens Gardens on Saturday 20 July. Confirmed acts include Alaska 5000, Melanie C with Sink the Pink and Claire Richards.
source: Gay Star News, Pride in Hull.