Exeter Pride Exeter Pride became a registered charity in 2015 and is one of the South West’s biggest celebrations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning plus (LGBTQ+) communities, and one of the biggest free Pride events in the country. It is a key annual event in Exeter’s calendar and exciting plans are being made for the next annual event. In 2019 Exeter Pride won the prestigious Event of the Year at the Exeter Living awards for its 2018 10th Anniversary event.
"It is about us having pride in our contributions to not just a vibrant and diverse city, but all of Devon and the city and county having pride in us."
He added: ‘Exeter Pride would not be possible without generous donations from local businesses, organisations and individuals and the fundraising efforts of Trustees and volunteers. We are currently welcoming approaches from those who would like to get involved as volunteers, have a stall or be a partner or sponsor”
Alan Quick, the co-founder of Exeter Pride, said he was delighted how the annual event had grown since the very first Pride in the city in 2009. He extended thanks to all those who had supported Exeter Pride since it began.
He said: “Without the support of previous trustees, volunteers, committee members, sponsors, partners and other supporters, as well as those currently involved, Exeter Pride would not be the tremendous annual event it is now. Year-on-year it has grown thanks to the active involvement of so many people.”
"Those people have helped Exeter Pride fulfil its aims, 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 through awareness-raising, advancing community education, and by holding an annual LGBTQ+ festival."
"Whilst Exeter Pride is a celebration of how far we have come with regards to equality, the charity is also keen to recognise and to educate on LGBTQ+ history, contributions to culture, and raise awareness of on-going LGBTQ+ struggles in the UK and further afield"
Looking forward to see you at Exeter Pride 2020
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