Pride month is over – but Pride marches on
Our guide to keeping the Pride party going all summer
Despite Pride Month being over, many Pride marches have been postponed to later in the year due to extended COVID restrictions.
June is officially LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which is celebrated each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan – a milestone for the US Gay Liberation Movement.
However, as a result of the extended COVID lockdown restrictions announced on 14th June, many of the marches that were scheduled to take place for 2021’s Pride Month – including Pride In London, Notting Hill Queer Pride and Bristol Pride – have been rescheduled to later months of July, August and September.
Several of the events took place early. Birmingham Pride took place on 29th-30th May, while London Trans+ Pride did so on the 26th June. Additionally Brighton Pride has been completely cancelled, and rolled over to 2022.
However, most of the events have been postponed to the upcoming three months. A full list of the postponed Pride marches in the UK can be found below, with links:
Bristol Pride – TBA
UK Pride (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) – July 22-24
Northern Pride – July 24
Durham Pride – July 31
Eastbourne Pride – August 7
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride – August 7
Bourne Free (Bournemouth) – August 20-21
Manchester Pride – August 27-30
Glasgow Pride – September 4
Pride In London – September 11