This year’s event will be the sixth Pride celebration that the city of Preston has held. Our events are completely volunteer-led with funding dependent on local organisations and key partnerships. From 2017 we aspire to be far more commercially-minded/sustainable and hope community members will support our upcoming fundraising events as well as the day itself.
Our acts & all the other components for the day are currently being lined up. As things are confirmed, this section of the website will be updated. Look out for updates on Facebook and Twitter – or call back again soon. In the meantime, get in touch to get on board!
2017 is a special year for Pride events up and down the UK; it celebrates the fifty year anniversary of the part decriminalisation of homosexuality.
The Sexual Offences Act (1967) is an Act of Parliament which decriminalised homosexual acts in private, as long as the two men involved were over the age of 21. It only applied in England & Wales and excluded the Merchant Navy & the Armed Forces. (Such ‘acts’ went on to be decriminalised in Scotland in 1980 and in Northern Ireland in 1982)
The committee are currently co-ordinating core fundraising events; the only one publicly listed so far is the official Preston Pride after-party. The venue is TBC pending further viewings but you can follow the Facebook page for updates here. Pride is also an official beneficiary of the Big Preston Raffle.
We want to pursue a large scale bag pack, in a Preston supermarket, but require more volunteers to assist in the planning & delivery of such an activity. To declare an interest please let us know using the contact us form here.
From March 2017, door profits from the Dirrty Harry’s LGBT events at Roper Hall are being shared with Preston Pride among other local organisations. The next event is their last of the 2017 academic year; a Prestfest After Party where all are welcome (18+) visit their website for details and Preston at Night for more on Prestfest – featuring Fatman Scoop & Tom Zanetti.
Your event here
Want to organise a fundraiser on our behalf? Happy to display a collection tin in your professional environment? Let us know and we can list some details here to let Preston know.