Over the weekend members of UK Pride Organisers Network (UKPON) submitted their votes, deciding which UK based Pride would be awarded the title of UK Pride 2019 and 2020.
We announced our bid for this title a few weeks ago and since then, have been overwhelmed with messages of support from our community and local businesses. We cannot explain the pride we have for the Northeast and our LGBT+ community. It is you all, who give us the inspiration and determination to continue doing what we do, year after year.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Pride in Newry for successfully winning their bid for 2019. We’ve had an opportunity to meet both Newry and Belfast this weekend, which has brought to life the continued fight for equality our community has, as close to home as Northern Ireland. We pledge to fully support the teams in Northern Ireland in their fight for marriage equality.
We are looking forward to successfully delivering our 2019 campaigns, Pride In Sport, Pride in Schools Award and Trans Generations.
We can’t wait to welcome everyone regardless of gender or sexuality in 2020, as we bring U.K. Pride to the North East.