9 fab Ideas for perfect asexual gifts

Choosing a present for your asexual family member, friend or loved one might seem to be a tricky task, but we’ve come up with some ideas to help you find perfect asexual gifts for an asexual pal.

  1. Asexuality Pride Merchandise: Show your support with a range of asexuality pride items, such as T-shirts, hoodies, or tote bags featuring the asexual flag or related symbols.
  2. Customized Jewelry: Consider personalized jewellery, like a beaded bracelet, necklace, earrings or even a ring with discreet asexuality pride symbols or ones that use the colours of the asexual flag to wear as a subtle but meaningful accessory.
  3. Books and Literature: Gift a book that explores asexuality or features a protagonist who identifies as asexual. This could include fiction, non-fiction, or educational resources.
  4. Comfortable Clothing: Opt for cosy and comfortable clothing items, like a soft hoodie or pyjamas, with a simple yet stylish design that reflects asexuality pride.
  5. Subscription to Asexuality-Inclusive Media: Provide access to streaming services, like Netflix, NowTV or Paramount that offer a variety of movies and TV shows with asexuality representation to promote inclusivity. Netflix recently introduced an asexual character to its Sex Education show…
  6. Aromantic/Asexual Flag Merchandise: Explore items adorned with the colours of the asexual flags, such as mugs, posters, or phone cases, for a subtle yet affirming touch.
  7. Asexuality Pride Artwork: Commission or purchase artwork that celebrates asexuality, whether it’s a custom piece or a print of existing art that resonates with the individual.
  8. Self-Care and Relaxation Gifts: Pamper them with self-care items like scented candles, manicure sets, bath bombs, or even a gift box for your favourite ace pal.
  9. Asexuality-Inclusive Games or Puzzles: Select games or puzzles that are inclusive and diverse, providing entertainment that reflects and respects different identities, including asexuality.
  10. Personalized Gifts: Create a personalized item, such as a custom mug, with a special message or design that acknowledges and celebrates their asexuality. We’ve also come up with some unique asexual gift ideas.

Remember to consider the individual’s preferences and interests when choosing a gift, and the most important aspect is to show acceptance and understanding of their identity.

Some Asexual Gift Ideas

15 Lesbian Christmas gift ideas for your women-loving friends

Experience the enchantment of the holiday season with our guide to Lesbian Christmas Gift Ideas! Unveil the delight and discover considerate gifts that embrace love and togetherness. Whether it’s chic accessories or snug essentials, delve into a selection of perfect presents to bring merriment and radiance to the lesbians in your life. 🌈🎁✨

Here’s our top Lesbian Christmas Gift Ideas

Merry Catmas Mug and Chocolate

Lesbians and their cats… A troupe or the truth? Well, if your lesbian pal loves cats then they’re gonna love this Merry Catmas mug featuring the Lesbian Community flag colours and a Lindt Chocolate Gold Reindeer. We think it’s one of those great Lesbian Christmas Gift Ideas that will delight your pussy loving friends.

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Coffee Table Books

Kick off your gift-giving extravaganza with a coffee table book that’s a total game-changer. Our curated selection includes must-haves like “The Queer Bible,” “Queer X Design,” and “The Queen’s English.” These titles bring a uniquely queer perspective, perfect for your discerning non-binary, trans, or genderqueer loved ones. Explore our full LGBTQ+ book collection for more fabulous finds. 🌈📚

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Lesbian Christmas Gift Ideas

Handmade Bracelet with Swarovski® element

These bracelets are handmade in the UK by expert jewellery makers and feature world-famous Swarovski crystals for a wonderfully unique gift. It’s one of our favourite Lesbian Christmas Gift Ideas for 2023.

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Frida Kahlo Jigsaw Puzzle

Frida Kahlo is a lesbian icon and anything of hers makes for Lesbian Christmas Gift Ideas

Piece together artists, artworks and surroundings to bring Frida Kahlo’s world to life in this colourful 1000-piece puzzle. The completed puzzle measures 68 x 48.5cm, and the puzzle image is reprinted on the inside lid with over 20 footnotes, which reveal all the interesting things to discover in the puzzle and the meaning behind them.

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Forever Flower In A Tin

These cross-grain roses are presented as a forever gift in a tin box with a clear lid. The rose is handmade in the UK and uses Lesbian LGBTQ+ colours. It’s a beautiful gift that will last forever.

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Lesbian Flag Mug

Sip your pride with our Lesbian Community Flag Mug! This ceramic masterpiece features the vibrant lesbian flag and boldly declares #Proud in crisp white. Start your day with a cup of confidence and showcase your pride in style. It’s not just a mug; it’s a statement. 🌈☕✨ #ProudLesbian

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Lesbian Colouring Book

Unleash your creativity with our Lesbian Colouring Book! Dive into a world of inclusive and empowering illustrations, celebrating love and diversity. This delightful colouring book is filled with enchanting designs that capture the spirit of the lesbian community. Relax, colour, and let your imagination flourish with every stroke. 🌈🎨✨

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Colouring Pencils

The perfect colouring book companion. The set of 24 artist-quality pencils comes in a sturdy box that converts into a two-tiered pencil stand for easy access and organization; the 10 Bright Ideas pencils each carry a quirky and encouraging phrase printed on the barrel.

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The Lesbian Elf Christmas Jumper

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Pride Gift Box

Select a gift for your lesbian pals from PrideBox.co.uk – a letterbox gifting service for the LGBTQ+ community – starting from £9.99.

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Rainbow Candle

This candle is designed by Anna Cella and is made from 100% organic soy wax and features vibrant colours that make up the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag.

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Trust the Triangle

Fashion faux pas, dating dilemmas, career crises – whatever life throws you, you can count on these cards to tell it like it is, the way a best friend should. Each card has a question on one side. Pick the one that suits your situation – or that piques your curiosity – and then read the words in each corner of the card.

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Lesbian Flag Earrings

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Lesbian Nag Champa Incense Set

This multipack of Incense sticks is perfect for adding some fragrance to your room for relaxation, meditation or just to chill out on a lazy Sunday. This pack contains Celestial Bliss (Dark Red) Pyramids (Red) Positive Vibes (White) Rose (Pink) Reiki (Purple) – the colours of the official lesbian community flag.

This popular Satya Nag Champa brand is made in India.

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Miriam Margoyles

She’s one of the UK’s most famous lesbians and well, one of the UK’s national treasures. This fearless woman shares her life story in only a way that Miriam can!

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10 Christmas present ideas for non-binary people

Hold onto your capes, darlings! We’ve whipped up a sassy and sensational guide to gift ideas for our fabulous non-binary pals. From snazzy accessories to gender-neutral glam, this article is your ticket to gifting greatness. Get ready for a rollercoaster of sass, style, and a whole lot of sparkle! 💫🎁

Here are 10 Christmas present ideas for non-binary people

Coffee Table Books

Firstly let’s get the coffee table book idea out there. It’s an absolute winner and we’ve got some great titles which detail the rich history of the LGBTQ+ community. We love the titles, The Queer Bible, Queer X Design and The Queen’s English. These titles have a particular queer sensibility for your most discerning non-binary, trans or genderqueer friend or family member. See all our LGBTQ+ books.

Five-year journal

As people grow and learn more about themselves and their identity it can be a great idea to journal their thoughts and journey. However as we know time can be a precious commodity, this One Line A Day (five years) diary is a brilliant way to keep all your thoughts in one place. Diaries and journals are always very thoughtful Christmas present ideas for non-binary people.

Drag Match

Pair up the queens and kings with their out-of-drag looks in this fabulous new card game, called Drag Match. It is much harder than you think, as the transformation is so complete. 50 cards depict stunning before and after photos of the glamorous drag transformation, and texts by Greg Bailey of Alright Darling are included in the accompanying booklet to give an insight into the incredible character creations and the people behind the make-up. Play as a memory game with the cards face down for an added level of difficulty. We have a great range of other LGBTQ+ games and puzzles check them out here.

Handmade cluster/charm non-binary earrings make perfect Christmas presents ideas for non-binary people

These gorgeous handmade non-binary flag-inspired charm/cluster earrings are handmade in the UK. They are finished with silver-plated fish hookbacks and a pair of rubber stoppers. They are perfect as a non-binary gift idea or a treat for yourself. They also come in transgender, gender fluid and rainbow colours.

Huge cracking hand fan

Introducing our BIG and BOLD Huge Non-Binary Pride Cracking Fan, measuring an impressive 33cm x 66cm! Prepare to make a monumental statement and stay cool in the most eye-catching way possible.

With its impressive size and cracking mechanism, this Huge Non-Binary Pride Fan is designed to demand attention and ignite conversations. With a simple flick of your wrist, it unfurls into a magnificent display of vibrant colours, proudly showcasing the significance and beauty of the Non-Binary Pride flag. YASSSS QUEEN.

Non-Binary AF mug

Say it how it is with this Non-Binary AF Mug. This mug is designed to let those around you that you’re non-binary AF. No more, no less.

Pronoun Badge

The perfect way to stop or at the very least deter misgendering. We have a range of they/them pronoun badges for sale and they make a perfect stocking filler for your non-binary friends.

Ribbon Flower in a tin

This is an exclusive gift idea from The Pride Shop. These forever flowers made from ribbon are presented in a tin box and we have the progress flag, gender fluid and genderqueer flags in stock. They are handmade and are a brilliant way of saying to someone, I see you, I respect you and I love you.

Non Binary Bracelets

We have a selection of Non-Binary bracelets which feature the non-binary flag. These are great stocking fillers and the perfect way to show your non-binary friends and family that you care.

Gift card

Can’t decide what to gift? Why not try a Pride Shop gift card and let your friend or family member decide for themselves? Once at our shop, they’re sure to find perfect Christmas present ideas for non-binary people We have physical cards that can be sent out!

Want some ideas for Christmas gifts to buy for gay men Check out this article from THEGAYUK

When is national coming out day in 2023

National Coming Out Day is an important part of the LGBT+ calendar and it takes place in the second week of October.

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated back in the late 80s and aims to bring awareness the how LGBT+ people often have to navigate the tricky process of coming out to the people around them. Of course, many LGBT+ people face multiple coming outs over their lifetimes.

Coming out is a process by which LGBT+ people tell co-workers, schoolmates, family or friends that they are non-heterosexual. You can read some great tips on how to come out over at THEGAYUK.

It was first celebrated or marked in the USA 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary and the official logo was created by artist, Keith Haring.

Since its inauguration, the day has become widely celebrated outside of the US.

October 11 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

In 2023 National Coming Out Day takes place on the 11th of October 2023, which is a Wednesday.

What does the Rainbow flag represent?

When is National Coming Out Day in 2021?
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The rainbow flag was first designed and unveiled in 1978 by San Francisco artist, Gilbert Baker, who sadly passed away in 2017.

Speaking about the rainbow as a symbol for LGBT+ people Gilbert Baker said,

“There was no other international symbol for [the LGBT+ community] than the pink triangle which the Nazis used to identify homosexuals in concentration camps,

“Even though the pink triangle was and still is a very powerful symbol, it was very much forced upon us”.

Can you buy coming-out gifts?

If someone you know has gone through the process of coming out, you can always acknowledge their journey with a coming out card or even a small gift, as a gesture of your appreciation of their journey. We’ve put together some ideas for bisexual coming out, asexual coming out, gay coming out, lesbian coming out, transgender coming out and non-binary coming out.

We also have a selection of cards for a transgender coming out or cards for a lesbian, gay or bisexual coming out.

To find out other days in the LGBT+ calendar click here.

When is Queer History month in Germany?

Queer History Month is an annual event held in Berlin, Germany during the month of June to celebrate and raise awareness of the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. The event aims to highlight the contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals to society and to promote greater understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

Queer History Month was first held in Berlin in 2017, and has since grown into a major event, with a wide range of activities and events taking place throughout the month. T

hese include exhibitions, film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and performances, all focused on highlighting the rich and diverse history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community.

The event is an opportunity for people to learn about the experiences and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history, and to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of the community to art, literature, science, politics, and social movements. It is also a time to reflect on the ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, and to work towards greater equality and justice for all.

Queer History Month is an important reminder of the rich and diverse history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community, and a call to action for greater understanding, acceptance, and inclusivity.

It is a time to celebrate the unique contributions and struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals, and to work towards a world in which all people are valued and respected for who they are.

It’s bisexual Awareness week

This week it’s Bisexual Awareness Week.

Bisexual Awareness Week is an annual event that aims to raise awareness and promote understanding about bisexuality. It typically takes place during the second week of September. The purpose of this week is to recognize and celebrate the bisexual community, highlight the unique challenges they face, and promote inclusivity and acceptance of bisexual individuals. Throughout the week, various activities, events, and educational initiatives are organized to foster dialogue, increase visibility, and advocate for bisexual rights.

Bisexual Awareness Week was first celebrated in 2014. It was established by the Bisexual Resource Center to educate and raise awareness about bisexuality. Since then, it has become an annual event that continues to grow and promote understanding and acceptance of the bisexual community.

Pride UK & Ireland Gay Pride Events Calendar 2024


Here’s THE PRIDE SHOP’s 2024 UK & Eire Pride Events Calendar. It’s the UK’s most up-to-date list with over 180 prides taking place in 2024. We’ll be updating this list every week.

If your event is not listed here or you would like us to make any changes, please contact us.

This page is in date order. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the alphabetical list.

Pride 2024 dates
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Feb 2024

February 2024 Pride Events
23rd-25th February 2024Student Pride 2024 / London

MARCH 2024

March 2024 Pride Events
TBC March 2024Inverurie Pride 2024

APRIL 2024

TBC April 2024Stonehaven Pride 2024
TBC April 2024Bury Pride 2024
TBC April 2024Falmouth Pride 2024

MAY 2024

TBC May 2024Cheltenham Picnic 2024
TBC May 2024Furness Pride 2024 / Barrow In Furness
TBC May 2024Colwyn Bay Pride 2024
15th-18th May 2024Trafford Pride 2024 (Sale Manchester)
TBC May 2024Camborne Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Aberdeen Pride 2024
24th-26th May 2024Birmingham Pride 2024
18th May 2024Swansea Pride 2024
25th May 2024Chichester Pride 2024
TBC May 2024St Austell Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Wexford Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Witney Pride 2024
TBC May 2024Durham Pride 2024
31st May – 1st June 2024Mayo Pride 2024

JUNE 2024

1st June 2024Mayo Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Arran Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Oxford Pride 2024
1st – 2nd June 2024People’s Pride 2024 in Southampton
TBC June 2024Uxbridge Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Saltash Pride 2024
TBC June 2024York Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Inishowen Pride 2024 / Donegal
TBC June 2024Waterford Pride 2024 / Pride Of The Deise
TBC June 2024Blackpool Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Bracknell Forest Pride 2024
8th-9th June 2024Canterbury Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Corby Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Dundee Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Enfield Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Hereford Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Peterhead Pride 2024
TBC June 2024St Ives & Hayle Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Weymouth Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Wolverhampton Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Bodmin Pride 2024
15th June 2024Barry Pride / Vale Of Glamorgan 2024
June 2024Cambridge Pride 2024
22nd-23rd June 2024Cardiff / Pride Cymru 2024
15th June 2024Chippenham Pride
22nd June 2024Exmouth Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Hay Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Kirklees / Huddersfield Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Omagh Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Salford Pride 2024 / Pink Picnic
TBC June 2024Silloth Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Cirencester Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Forest Gayte Pride 2024 / East London
TBC June 2024Caerffili (Caerphilly) Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Dublin Pride 2024
22nd June 2024Edinburgh Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Ellesmere Port Pride 2024
22nd June 2024Essex Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Fraserburgh Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Mablethorpe Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Newbury Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Peterborough Pride 2024
TBC June 2024Rochdale Pride 2024
2023 June 2024Stoke On Trent Pride 2024
June 2024Lancaster Pride 2024
29th June 2024Abergavenny Pride 2024
29th June 2024Pride In London
TBC June 2024Sheffield Pride 2024

JULY 2024

6th July 2024Portsmouth Pride 2024
6th July 2024Luton Pride 2024
6th July 2024Bridlington Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Bude Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Clacton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Fife Pride 2024 / Kirkcaldy
TBC July 2024Ilkley Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Shetland Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Tavistock Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Weston-Super-Mare Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Batley Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Carlow Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Brighton Bear Weekend 2024
TBC July 2024Bournemouth Pride 2024 / Bourne Free
5th-6th July 2024Worthing Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Bradford Pride 2024
13th July 2024Bristol Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Crewe Pride 2024 / Pride In The Park
TBC July 2024Hebridean Pride 2024 / Stornaway
TBC July 2024Limerick Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Northampton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Penzance Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Portobello (Porty) Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Sparkle Weekend 2024 / Manchester
July 2024Sunderland Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Trans Pride London 2024
TBC July 2024Wokingham Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Worksop Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Skipton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Barnsley Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Brighton Trans Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Croydon Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Deal Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Dundalk Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Glasgow Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Huntly Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Kerry Pride 2024
13th July 2024Llanelli Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Macclesfield Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Mardi Gla / Glasgow Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Nantwich Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Pembrokeshire Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Redruth Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Southend-On-Sea Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Suffolk Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Tameside Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Tamworth Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Worcestershire Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Cinderford Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Kendal Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Oldham Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Cleethorpes & Grimsby Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Congleton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Drogheda Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Highland Pride 2024 / Inverness
July 2024Lichfield Pride 2024
July 2024Newquay Pride 2024
20th-21st July 2024Northern Pride 2024 / Newcastle
TBC July 2024Pride on Sea 2024 (Burnham-on-sea & Highbridge)
TBC July 2024Taunton Pride 2024
21st July 2024Chesterfield Pride 2024
TBCJuly 2024Bolton Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Belfast Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Eastbourne Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Folkestone Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Grassington Pride 2024 (Pride In The Dales)
TBC July 2024Liverpool Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Llandovery Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Malvern Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Morecambe Pride 2024
27th July 2024Norwich Pride 2024
27th July 2024New Forest Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Hebden Bridge 2024 / Happy Valley Pride
TBC July 2024Hull Pride 2024
27th July 2024Nottinghamshire Pride 2024
TBC July 2024Waltham Forest Pride 2024
TBC July 2024West Lothian Pride 2024 / Livingston
TBC July 2024Stockport Pride 2024


TBC August 2024Belper Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Brighton Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Plymouth Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Sligo Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Tonbridge Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Cork Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Ely Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Leeds Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Tewkesbury Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Colchester Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Doncaster Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Dumfries Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Galway Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Keighley Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Margate Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Middlesex Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Trans Pride Leeds 2024
TBC August 2024Trans Pride Manchester 2024
TBC August 2024Wigan Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Wakefield Pride 2024
TBC August 2024South Wingfield Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Calderdale Pride 2024 / Halifax
17th August 2024Chester Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Crawley Pride 2024
31st August 2024Hertfordshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024High Wycombe Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Isle Of Wight Pride 2024
TBC August 2024King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Pride 2024
17th August 2024Lincoln Pride 2024
17th August 2024Medway Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Trans Pride Scotland 2024
TBC August 2024UK Black Pride 2024
17th August 2024Warwickshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Barnet Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Tunbridge Wells Pride 2024
23rd-26th August 2024Manchester Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Perthshire Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Dover Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Foyle Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Harrogate Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Ludlow Pride 2024
24th-25th August 2024Southampton Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Truro Pride 2024
24th August 2024Walsall Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Youghal Pride 2024
TBC August 2024Hastings Pride 2024
25th August 2024Scunthorpe Pride 2024
25th August 2024Sesku Pride 2024 (South Elmsall, South Kirby, Upton)
30th – 1st August 2024Oban Pride 2024


30th – 1st August 2024Oban Pride 2024
September 2024Basildon Pride 2024
September 2024Bi Pride UK 2024
September 2024Brecon Pride 2024
September 2024Chase Pride 2024
September 2024Didsbury Pride 2024/ South Manchester
September 2024Herne Bay Pride 2024
September 2024Irlam & Cadishead Pride 2024
September 2024Leicester Pride 2024
September 2024Moray Pride 2024
September 2024Newport Pride 2024
September 2024Oban Pride 2024
September 2024Reading Pride 2024
September 2024Swale Pride 2024
September 2024Torbay Pride 2024 
September 2024Derby Pride 2024
September 2024Eastleigh Pride 2024
September 2024Gloucester Pride 2024
September 2024Milton Keynes Pride 2024
September 2024Surrey Pride 2024
September 2024Channel Islands Pride 2024 / Jersey
September 2024Teignmouth Pride 2024
September 2024Trans Pride Northern Ireland 2024
September 2024Whitehaven / Pride At The Harbourside
September 2024Wolds Pride 2024 / Pocklington
September 2024Cumbria Pride 2024 / Carlisle
September 2024Harworth and Bircotes Pride 2024
September 2024Preston Pride 2024
September 2024Ramsbottom Pride 2024
September 2024Scarborough Pride 2024
September 2024Shrewsbury Pride 2024

Retired Prides. As far as we can tell these prides are no longer active.

TBCRomford Pride 2024
Yeovil Pride 2024
Rhondda Pride 2024

Everything you need to know about Cisgender

What does Cisgender mean?

Cisgender refers to individuals whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth.

In other words, if someone is cisgender, they identify as the gender typically associated with their biological and physical characteristics. For example, a person who is assigned female at birth and also identifies as a woman is cisgender. The term “cis” is derived from the Latin word meaning “on the same side.” It is used to describe individuals who are not transgender.

Where did the word cisgender come from?

The term “cisgender” originated from the Latin prefix “cis,” which means “on the same side” or “on this side of.” It was first introduced in the 1990s by a German sexologist named Volkmar Sigusch. The purpose of coining the term was to provide a linguistic counterpart to “transgender” and to acknowledge that not everyone identifies as transgender. Since then, “cisgender” has gained widespread use and acceptance in gender studies, social sciences, and everyday language to describe individuals whose gender identity aligns with their assigned sex at birth.

How do I know if i’m Cisgender?

Everything you need to know about being a Straight Ally

What is a straight ally?

A straight ally is a heterosexual or cisgender person who supports and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.

They stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+ individuals, promoting equality, inclusivity, and acceptance.

Straight allies use their privilege and platform to challenge discrimination and promote understanding, helping to create a more inclusive society for everyone.

Who can be a straight ally?

Anyone can be a straight ally! Being a straight ally means supporting and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Straight allies can be friends, family members, colleagues, classmates, or even strangers who believe in equal rights and inclusivity for all. It’s about standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ individuals and using your voice and privilege to challenge discrimination and promote understanding. Straight allies play a crucial role in creating a more inclusive and accepting society for everyone.

What are the top qualities of a straight ally?

A straight ally possesses several admirable qualities that contribute to their effectiveness in supporting and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. Here are some of the top qualities of a straight ally:

  1. Empathy: Empathy is crucial in understanding the experiences and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. A straight ally displays empathy by actively listening, seeking to understand, and validating the experiences of others.
  2. Open-mindedness: Straight allies approach conversations and interactions with an open mind. They are willing to challenge their own assumptions and biases, cultivate a willingness to learn, and embrace new perspectives.
  3. Education: Straight allies educate themselves about LGBTQ+ history, terminology, and issues. They strive to stay informed in order to engage in meaningful conversations and be effective advocates.
  4. Respect: Respect is fundamental to being a good ally. Straight allies respect the gender identities, sexual orientations, and pronouns of LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as their personal boundaries and experiences.
  5. Amplification: Straight allies recognize the value of amplifying LGBTQ+ voices and stories. They use their privilege to elevate and center marginalized voices, ensuring that the community’s perspectives are heard and respected.
  6. Advocacy: Straight allies actively advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and equal treatment. They use their positions and platforms to challenge discriminatory practices, promote inclusivity, and work towards creating a more accepting society.
  7. Allyship: Being an ally means showing up consistently and being there for the LGBTQ+ community. Straight allies support LGBTQ+ individuals through both joyful and challenging times, offering their understanding, love, and solidarity.

Remember, these qualities are not exhaustive, and being a good ally is an ongoing learning process. The most important aspect is to keep showing up, listening, and taking action to support and uplift the LGBTQ+ community.

Is there a straight ally flag?

Yes, there is a flag that represents the concept of being a straight ally. The straight ally flag consists of five horizontal stripes of equal width. The top and bottom stripes are black, representing the absence of colour and gender. The second and fourth stripes are gray, symbolizing the support and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community. Finally, the third and middle stripe is white, representing the peace and unity that straight allies strive for. The flag is meant to show support and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, while specifically emphasizing the role of straight allies in the fight for equality and acceptance.

There is also a more famous Straight Ally flag which consists of a black and white horizontal striped background with a capital “A” coloured in the rainbow.

When was the very first Pride Month?

The first Pride Month was in June 1970, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which were a series of protests by members of the LGBTQ+ community in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The first one was widely regarded as a turning point in the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States and around the world. The main goal of Pride Month is to promote awareness, increase visibility, and foster inclusivity and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

What were the Stonewall Riot?

The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations and protests that took place in the early morning of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City. At the time, police raids on gay bars were common, but on this occasion, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn decided to fight back, leading to several nights of protests and clashes with the police. The Stonewall Riots are widely regarded as a turning point in the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Where in the world is Pride Month Celebrated?

Where is Pride Month celebrated in the world?
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Pride Month is celebrated in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, and many others. The specific events and activities that take place during Pride Month may vary by location, but they often involve parades, marches, rallies, and other public celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community and its achievements. Pride Month is typically held in June, although some countries may hold their celebrations at other times of the year.

Pride Month is an annual observance that celebrates and recognizes the LGBTQ+ community’s history, culture, and contributions. It is recognized in many countries around the world and typically takes place in June. The month-long celebration includes a variety of events, including parades, marches, rallies, and other public celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community and its achievements.

Pride Month has its roots in political and social activism, as it commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which were triggered by police brutality and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. However, today, Pride Month is celebrated as a cultural celebration and a way to promote awareness, increase visibility, and foster inclusivity and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. It is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to come together, celebrate diversity, and advocate for equal rights and social justice. So, while Pride Month has political roots, it has become an important cultural event and celebration.

Do all LGBTQ+ People take part in Pride

Not all gay people celebrate Pride Month, as it is a personal choice. While the events and activities that take place during Pride Month may vary by location, they often involve parades, marches,Not all gay people celebrate Pride month. While Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and its history, culture, and contributions, everyone has their own reasons for participating or not participating in it. Some people may choose not to participate because of personal beliefs, experiences, or preferences, while others may not have access to events or activities due to logistical, financial, or geographic barriers. Nevertheless, Pride remains an important cultural event and celebration for many LGBTQ+ individuals and allies who come together to celebrate diversity and advocate for equal rights and social justice.

Do you have to be LGBTQ+ to take part in Pride?

No, you do not have to be gay to take part in Pride Month. Pride Month is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and its history, culture, and contributions. It is a time for LGBTQ+ individuals, allies, and supporters to come together, show solidarity, and advocate for equality and acceptance. People from all walks of life are welcome to participate in Pride Month, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It is a chance for everyone to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity and love for all.

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