York Pride

York Pride is a registered charity below is some information about it.

We are delighted to announce the date for York Pride 2017 is Saturday 10th June 2017!

Please check back for more details closer to the time.

York Pride has really left its mark on the city of York and county of North Yorkshire this year, raising awareness of LGBT issues both here in the UK and abroad. It’s been another busy year and also a successful year with our “Raise Your Rainbow” theme creating a great run up to the main event with county wide involvement.

Our aims and objectives are:
To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit and in particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity of those living in York and the surrounding areas in particular but not exclusively by:

1) raising awareness and educating the public about the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people;

2) cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity in particular through celebrating the diversity of the LGBT community; and

3) staging an annual LGBT festival and smaller events, including regular social events for the LGBT community in a safe environment throughout the year.

4) providing funding and or grants and or donations to other charitable and voluntary organisations which the trustees shall from time to time determine.

York Pride is a registered charity which aims to promote equality, diversity and advances in education, in order to eliminate discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.

York Pride raises awareness of LGBT issues by promoting and staging events, taking part in campaigning and commentary in the media, and providing support to other LGBT charities and voluntary organisations. We also promote the provision of information, advice and support that celebrate LGBT lives and history. We aim for York to be a place where everybody knows that the diversity offered by the LGBT community is something to be celebrated and in which LGBT people can feel safe and accepted.

We believe that inclusiveness improves self-esteem and provides a sense of belonging, which helps to diminish the psychological effects of discrimination faced by individuals in daily life.

Our summer Pride event, which takes place within a Pride festival week, provides our main platform for a celebration of the diversity of the LGBT community in a context of entertainment, inclusivity and fun. The event is a focus for the visibility of the LGBT community in York and provides an opportunity to draw attention to important LGBT issues.

York Pride is operated by a small team of unpaid volunteers who are working hard to continue to improve Pride for the benefit of the LGBT and wider community. We depend upon sponsorship, donations from events, local businesses and supporters and the money we raise through our fundraising activities.

We are always keen to improve what we do and to be welcoming to all members of the community. If you have any comments or feedback or would like to get involved in any way, we would love to hear from you.


Upcoming Events

  • LGBT Karaoke 23/10/2017 at 8:30 pm – 12:30 am Thomas's of York, Museum St, York YO1 7DT, UK LGBT friendly Karaoke at Thomas of York from 8:30pm onwards
  • GeneraTe: Trans Group in York 24/10/2017 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Email for venue details A social group for Trans people, which meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month in York. Please contact generatecontact@gmail.com
  • York Mind LGBTQIA Support Group 25/10/2017 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 30 Clarence St, York YO31 7DE, UK York Mind LGBT Mental Health Group starts on Wednesday 6th September 7pm - 9pm. Please enrol if you are interested via York Mind, more information below https://yorklgbtforum.org.uk/york-mind-lgbt-mental-health-group/ the group will be weekly and will cover a topic a week on Mental Health and arts and craft activities.