https://www.theprideshop.co.uk The UK's No.1 Pride Shop Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:22:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://i0.wp.com/www.theprideshop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cropped-Screen-Shot-2020-05-21-at-10.45.24-7.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk 32 32 163215626 What does Pansexual mean? Who can be one? https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/pansexuality-meaning-and-who-can-be-pansexual/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pansexuality-meaning-and-who-can-be-pansexual https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/pansexuality-meaning-and-who-can-be-pansexual/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:14:49 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=7750 Continue Reading ]]> Pansexuality is a spectrum of sexuality within the LGBT+ community, but what does it mean and who can be pansexual?

One user told THEGAYUK magazine that pansexuality was about “hearts not parts”.

Pansexuality, might not be on your radar as much as homosexuality or bisexuality, but it’s all-inclusive nature has got people falling in love with the sexual and romantic orientation that is pansexuality – which is, essentially hearts, not parts – you fall in love and lust with the heart of someone, not just their biological sex or gender expression.

What is pansexuality and who can be pansexual?
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THEGAYUK asked readers for their best description, here’s what one person told them,

“As a 21-year-old pansexual male, I found that there was a lot of stigma that went with being pansexual and many people don’t understand/know what it means.

“To me, it’s different for different people, I personally think that in my eyes, gender/sexual-orientation does not count towards anything in the way of attraction and in the way of love. I believe that you fall in love with the person and not their genitals or what gender they are attracted to. 

“I have dated various genders, various people with different sexual orientations and yes they have been very different partners and have been very different relationships however the one thing that is, all the same, is the feelings towards that person. The spark that I have felt towards each individual person and that feeling was not towards there genitals, it was towards them as people.

“My opinion of pansexuality is love.

Another user, Alex, told THEGAYUK,

“Love without gender, connection without exclusion, and plenty of fish in the sea”

and another, Eggy, wrote,

“sexual attraction regardless of gender”

According to the MyUmbrella LGBT+ charity, pansexuality is someone who is “sexually attracted to many types of people without regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity”.

Is there a pansexual awareness day or week?

Yes, there is an awareness date for pansexual people. On May the 24th there is the pansexual and panromantic day of awareness. You can check out other LGBT+ dates of awareness and visibility in 2022 here. There is also a Pansexual Pride day on the 8th December.

What are the pansexual flag colours?

The pansexual flag was designed sometime in the mid-2010s. The designer is unknown. It is comprised of three coloured horizontal stripes, from top to bottom: Pink, Yellow and Cyan.

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The Big LGBTQ Calendar: Awareness, visibility and remembrance days in 2022 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/lgbtq-calendar-awareness-visibility-and-remembrance-days-in-2022/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lgbtq-calendar-awareness-visibility-and-remembrance-days-in-2022 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/lgbtq-calendar-awareness-visibility-and-remembrance-days-in-2022/#comments Thu, 12 Aug 2021 15:42:49 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=7461 Continue Reading ]]> A new year and there’s a whole load of new LGBT+ awareness dates to look out for so we’ve updated our Big LGBTQ Calendar for 2022.

Don’t forget the key months to look out for are LGBT History Month in Feb (October in the US) and Pride Month which is in June. Here are the key dates for LGBT+ awareness, visibility, remembrance and celebration days nationally and internationally.

If you’d like to check out the UK Pride Calendar 2021, with all the current confirmations and cancellations of prides around the UK, click here.

Big LGBT+ Calendar

February

LGBT+ History Month (UK)

21st February Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

March

Bisexual Health Awareness Month

1st March Zero Discrimination Day

5th March MARDI GRAS PARADE (Australia)

31st March International Transgender Day Of Visibility

April

6th April Asexuality Day

8th April Day of Silence (US)

26th April International Lesbian Visibility Day

May

8th May Asexual Visibility Day

17th May International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

19th May Agender Pride Day

22nd May Irish Marriage Referendum Day

22nd May Harvey Milk Day

24th May Pansexual & Panromantic Visibility Day

June

Pride Month

5th June HIV Long-Term Survivor’s Awareness Day

12th June Pulse Remembrance Day

28th June Stonewall Riots Anniversary

July

6th July Omnisexual Visibility Day

9th July Lesbian Visibility Day (Chile)

11th -17th July Non-Binary Awareness Week

14th July International Non-Binary Day

16th July International Drag Day

August

14th August Gay Uncle Day

26th August Wear It Purple Day (Australia)

September

16th – 22nd September Bisexual Awareness Week

23rd September Bisexual Visibility Day

October

LGBT History Month (USA and Canada)

8th October International Lesbian Day (Austraila & New Zealand)

11th October National Coming Out Day

20th October International Pronoun Day

21st October Spirit Day

24th October Asexual Awareness Week

26th October Intersex Awareness Day

November

Trans Awareness Month

6th November Transgender Parent Day

8th November Intersex Day Of Remembrance

13th – 19th November Trans Awareness Week

20th November Transgender Day Of Remembrance

December

1st December World AIDS Day

8th December Pansexual Pride Day

9th December Purple Friday (Netherlands)

10th December Human Rights Day

Are we missing any dates for our Big LGBTQ Calendar? Do let us know in the comments and we’ll update the page

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How did the rainbow get associated with the LGBTQ community? https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/why-the-rainbow-flag-for-lgbt-people/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-the-rainbow-flag-for-lgbt-people https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/why-the-rainbow-flag-for-lgbt-people/#respond Tue, 18 May 2021 07:04:02 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=5154 The iconic symbol for the LGBT community made its debut in San Francisco in 1978. It was displayed at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day parade in 1978. It has since gone on to be recognised worldwide as the symbol for LGBT spaces, venues and pride.

The flag was designed by Gilbert Baker. Since its introduction, it has gone under several design reviews and had colours removed and then re-added.

Is the original rainbow flag available to see anywhere?

The original flag can now be viewed at the Design Museum London which acquired the flag as part of a series of new objects for its permanent collection. It was acquired by the museum in 2017.

Why did Gilbert Baker create the rainbow flag for gay pride?

Speaking about the rainbow as a symbol for LGBT+ folx 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”.

What do they colours in the Rainbow Flag mean?

Gilbert Baker created the rainbow flag with each colour representing a different area of life.

Pink: Sexuality

Red: Life

Orange: Healing

Yellow: Sunlight

Green: Nature

Cyan: Art

Blue: Serenity/ Harmony

Purple: Spirit

Some Gilbert Baker inspired gifts and products

Why were some of the colours of the original rainbow flag removed?

How did the rainbow get associated with the LGBTQ community?
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The original flag was an 8 stripe flag, but over time two colours were removed, the Pink and Cyan, to become the 6-flag stripe that is best-known across the globe to represent the LGBT+ community. They were removed purely on technical issues. At the time, before the modern printing processes employed today, it was difficult to produce enough Pink and Cyan stripes to be flown into the flags, so they were removed.

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What does Abrosexual mean? Who can be one? https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/what-is-abrosexual-who-is-and-what-is-the-abro-flag/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-is-abrosexual-who-is-and-what-is-the-abro-flag https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/what-is-abrosexual-who-is-and-what-is-the-abro-flag/#respond Sun, 16 May 2021 10:18:32 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=5132 Continue Reading ]]> The LGBT+ community is made up of many different identities, some of the gender-related, some of them are sexuality-based, some of them intersect, Abrosexual is a sexuality based on the sexuality spectrum, here’s what it means and who usually identifies as Abrosexual.

Abrosexual or sometimes shortened to Abrosexual is a person whose sexual identity is fluid or ever-changing. An abrosexual is someone who can change from the various states of sexuality from homosexual to bisexual to even asexuality.

People who identify with this sexuality can be of any, either cis (cisgender) or trans or of no gender ID at all.

Can sexuality change for someone over time?

For some people who identify as abrosexual, their sexual preference changes might be erratic or change daily. For some, sexual preferences may be a slower more fluid change, which can drift in line with the people that they interact with. An abrosexual’s sexuality may change over a lifetime – for instance, someone who identifies as heterosexual when they are younger, but their sexuality changes to bisexual or even gay over the years.

An Abosexual’s sexuality changes can be subtle, like changing from pansexual to omnisexual or even drastic, changing from asexual to pansexual.

What is the flag for the Abrosexual community?

There are a few flags for the abrosexual community, however, the most common is a five colour flag which starts with a green horizontal stripe and ends with a pinky/red horizontal stripe.

It was first discovered in July 2015, although this flag has not been credited to anyone in particular. The five colours used in the flag are:

Dark Green

Pale Green

White

Baby Pink

Rich Pink

What are the colours of the abrosexual flag?

Where did the term Abrosexual come from?

The prefix abro- is derived either from the Ancient Greek word ἁβρός (habrós) or its Modern Greek descendant αβρός (avrós), meaning “delicate” or “graceful”.

Are there any Abrosexual gifts or products available to buy?

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What does “Cis” or “Cisgender” mean? https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/what-does-cis-or-cisgender-mean/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-does-cis-or-cisgender-mean https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/what-does-cis-or-cisgender-mean/#comments Sun, 16 May 2021 10:09:14 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=5134 Continue Reading ]]> There are many terms that come up when discussing gender and you may hear words that begin with “cis”.

A cis person is someone whose current gender identity matches that of their biological sex, or the gender that they were assigned at birth. As an example, a cisgender woman is a person who is biologically female and identifies as a woman. Someone who is cis or cisgender is someone who has a gender ID – rather than someone who doesn’t have a standard gender ID, like someone who is non-binary, agender or genderqueer.

What does Cisnormative mean?

Cisnormative is one such word and its meaning is simply the typical or expected behaviour from a particular gender role: at its simplest the binary of Man and Woman.

So as an example, if you’re born male, grow up and are treated as a male, it might be considered cisnormative for him to play with toy soldiers, like football or have his bedroom colour blue.

In the same way, it would be considered cisnormative for a girl to grow up liking and dressing in pink and playing with dolls.

A person living a cisnormative life is a cisgender person who dresses and acts in a way that might be described as typical for their gender and biological sex.

Many of these choices are actually impacts by parental decisions rather than a child’s actual wishes. This was proven in a recent BBC two documentary called Gender Free.

Does cis or cisgender have a flag?

Do cisgender people have a pride flag?
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Yes, in fact cisgender people do have a flag. It is a simple two horizontal stripe flag consisting of a pink strip representing femininity, women and females and blue, which represents masculinity, men and males. Some instances of the cisgender flag have a white heart shape in the middle, with the two stripes running vertically.

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The Big LGBT+ Calendar: Awareness, visibility and remembrance days in 2021 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/the-big-lgbt-calendar-awareness-visibility-and-remembrance-days-in-2021/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-big-lgbt-calendar-awareness-visibility-and-remembrance-days-in-2021 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/the-big-lgbt-calendar-awareness-visibility-and-remembrance-days-in-2021/#respond Mon, 01 Mar 2021 15:14:00 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=2067 There are quite a few key dates for the LGBT+ community with more being added regularly. The key months to look out for are LGBT History Month in Feb (October in the US) and Pride Month which is in June.

Here are the key dates for LGBT+ awareness, visibility, remembrance and celebration days nationally and internationally. If you’d like to check out the UK Pride Calendar 2021, with all the current confirmations and cancellations of prides around the UK, click here.

February

LGBT+ History Month (UK)

17th February A-romantic Spectrum Awareness Week

March

Bisexual Health Awareness Month

1st March Zero Discrimination Day

31st March International Transgender Day Of Visibility

April

26th April International Lesbian Visibility Day Advertisements

May

8th May Asexual Visibility Day

17th May International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

22nd May Harvey Milk Day

24th May Pansexual Visibility Day

June

Pride Month

12th June Pulse Remembrance Day

28th June Stonewall Riots Anniversary

July

6th July Omnisexual Visibility Day

14th July International Non-Binary Day

16th July International Drag Day

August

14th August Gay Uncle Day

September

23rd September Bisexual Visibility Day

October

LGBT History Month (USA and Canada)

8th October International Lesbian Day

11th October National Coming Out Day

20th October International Pronoun Day

21st October Spirit Day

26th October Intersex Awareness Day

November

7th November Transgender Parent Day Advertisements

8th November Intersex Day Of Remembrance

20th November Transgender Day Of Remembrance

December

1st December World AIDS Day

8th December Pansexual Pride Day

10th December Human Rights Day

Are we missing any, do let us know in the comments and we’ll update the page!

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PRIDE 2021 | UK Pride Calendar 2021 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/uk-pride-calendar-2021/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=uk-pride-calendar-2021 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/uk-pride-calendar-2021/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:18:30 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=3821 Continue Reading ]]> Welcome to the ultimate Pride Calendar 2021 list for the UK.

Did you know there are over 120 prides in the UK? Every city and almost every town in the United Kingdom has a pride event – some even have two or three. Here are all the pride dates in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It is hoped that with the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine in late 2020 and early 2021, that 2021’s pride schedule will go ahead as normally after 2020’s mass cancellation of Pride across the globe. We update this Pride Calendar on a weekly basis as the Pride events announce their plans.

Pride dates in the UK 2021
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Some Pride Dates 2021 are still To Be Confirmed. Don’t forget if you’re looking for Pride Essentials to check out our huge product range.

Pride 2021 Scotland

Aberdeen Pride / Grampian Pride | 29th May 2021 – Online only for 2021 | Facebook

Edinburgh Pride | Online only for 2021 | Facebook

Dundee Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Glasgow Pride| 17th August 2021 | Facebook

Highland Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Oban Pride |Sadly 2021 Cancelled though check for smaller events | Facebook

Perthshire Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Pride 2021 England

Pride 2021 event calendar for the UK

Banbury Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Barnsley Pride | Cancelled for 2021 | Facebook

Basildon Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Birmingham Pride | 25th – 26th September 2021 | Facebook

Blackpool Pride | 5th June 2021 | Facebook

Bolton Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Bournemouth / Bourne Free | 9th and 10th July 2021| Facebook

Bradford Pride | 5th June 2021 | Facebook

Brighton Pride | CANCELLED | Facebook

Bristol Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Calderdale Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Cambridge Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Canterbury Pride (Pride Canterbury) | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Chase Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Chester Pride | DIGITAL PRIDE ONLY – 7th August 2021 | Facebook

Chesterfield Pride | 18th July 2021 | Facebook

Colchester Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Congleton Pride | 21st August 2021| Facebook

Cornwall Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Cornwall Bus Tour | 25th June 2021 | Facebook

Coventry Pride | 7th August 2021 | Facebook

Crewe Pride (Pride In The Park)| Date TBC | Facebook

Croydon Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Deptford Pride | Date to TBC | Facebook

Derby Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Doncaster Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Dorchester Pride | Date to TBC | Facebook

Durham Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

Eastbourne Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Eastleigh Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Essex Pride | 21st August 2021 | Facebook

Folkestone Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Forest Gate / East London Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Exeter Pride | Cancelled for 2021 | Facebook

Exmouth Pride | Cancelled until 2022 | Facebook

Gloucestershire Pride (Pride In Gloucestershire) | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Gravesham Pride | 15th – 22nd August 2021 (Virtual Pride) | Facebook

Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Hampshire Pride | Cancelled until 2022 | Facebook

Happy Valley Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Harrogate Pride (Pride In Diversity) | Cancelled | Facebook

Hastings Pride | 29th August 2021 | Facebook

Hert Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Hull Pride (Pride In Hull) | Cancelled | Facebook

Keighley Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Pride | 21st August 2021 | Facebook

Lancaster Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Leeds Pride | 2021 Cancelled – Other smaller events to take place over summer | Facebook

Leicester Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Pride In London | Cancelled | Facebook

Lincoln Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Liverpool Pride | CancelledFacebook

Malvern Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Manchester Pride | 27th – 30th August 2021 | Facebook

Margate Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Milton Keynes Pride | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Morecambe Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

Nantwich Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Newcastle Pride (Northern Pride) | Pride Online | Facebook

Northumberland Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Nottingham Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

Norwich Pride | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Oldham Pride | 19-25th July 2021 | Facebook

Oxford Pride | Digital Pride Only 5th June 2021 | Facebook

Plymouth Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Portsmouth Pride | 12th June 2021 (Digital Only) | Facebook

Preston Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Reading Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Rochdale Pride (Rochdale In Rainbows) | Date TBC | Facebook

Rotherham Pride | Digital Pride Only 10th July 2021 | Facebook

Romford Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

Salford Pride (The Pink Picnic)| Date TBC | Facebook

Salisbury Pride | 21st May 2021 | Facebook

Sheffield Pride |Date TBC | Facebook

Silloth Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Southampton Pride | 28th August 2021| Facebook

Stockport Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Stoke On Trent Pride | Digital Pride Week 19th – 26th June 2021 | Facebook

Suffolk Pride | 23rd – 25th July 2021 | Facebook

Sunderland Pride | 8th August 2021 (Online Pride) | Facebook

Surrey Pride | 25th September 2021 | Facebook

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride | 7th August 2021 | Facebook

Tameside Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Taunton Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Totnes Pride (Proud2Be) | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Tunbridge Wells Pride | 21st August 2021 | Facebook

Wakefield Pride | 8th August 2021 | Facebook

Walsall Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Waltham Forest Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Warwickshire Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Weston-Super-Mare | Postponed | Facebook

Weymouth and Portland Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

Wigan Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Worcestershire Pride | 18th September 2021 | Facebook

Worksop Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Worthing Pride | 10th July 2021 | Facebook

Yeovil Pride | 1st July 2021 | Facebook

York Pride | 5th June 2021 (Online event) | Facebook

Pride 2021 Wales

Barry Pride | 21st September 2021 | Facebook

Cardiff Pride | 24th – 30th August Online only | Facebook

Llanelli Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Swansea Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Pride 2021 Northern Ireland Prides

Belfast Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Derry Pride / Foyle Pride | Date TBC| Facebook

Limerick Pride | 10th July 2021 | Facebook

Newry Pride | Date TBC | Facebook

Pride 2021 UK Island Prides

Isle of Wight Pride | Cancelled till 2022 | Facebook

Channel Island Pride | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Isle of Man Pride | 12th June 2021 | Facebook


Specialised Pride Calendar in 2021

Here you can find the dates of individual identity group prides, like Black Pride UK, Transgender Pride and Bisexual.

Student Pride | 18-25th April 2021 (online only) | Facebook

UK Black Pride | 2nd July 2021 | Facebook

Check out all our BIQPOC range

Trans Pride Leeds | TBC | Facebook

Check out our Transgender Range

Bi Pride |19th June (Online Only) | Facebook

Check out our Bisexual Range

Brighton Trans Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Northern Ireland Trans Pride | Cancelled | Facebook

PRIDES BY MONTH

JUNE

Blackpool Pride | 5th June 2021 | Facebook

Bradford Pride | 5th June 2021 | Facebook

York Pride | 5th June 2021 (Online event) | Facebook

Isle of Man Pride | 12th June 2021 | Facebook

Portsmouth Pride | 12th June 2021 (Digital Only) | Facebook

Bi Pride |19th June (Online Only) | Facebook

Stoke On Trent Pride | Digital Pride Week 19th – 26th June 2021 | Facebook

Cornwall Pride Bus Tour | 25th June 2021 | Facebook

Oxford Pride | Digital Pride Only 5th June 2021 | Facebook

JULY

Yeovil Pride | 1st July 2021 | Facebook

UK Black Pride | 2nd July 2021 | Facebook

Bournemouth / Bourne Free | 9th and 10th July 2021| Facebook

Limerick Pride | 10th July 2021 | Facebook

Rotherham Pride | Digital Pride Only 10th July 2021 | Facebook

Worthing Pride | 10th July 2021 | Facebook

Tameside Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Brighton Trans Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Folkestone Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Llanelli Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Eastbourne Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Croydon Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Nantwich Pride | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Totnes Pride (Proud2Be) | 17th July 2021 | Facebook

Chesterfield Pride | 18th July 2021 | Facebook

Oldham Pride | 19-25th July 2021 | Facebook

Suffolk Pride | 23rd – 25th July 2021 | Facebook

Morecambe Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

Nottingham Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

Romford Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

Durham Pride | 31st July 2021 | Facebook

AUGUST

Brighton Pride | CANCELLED | Facebook

Cardiff Pride | 24th – 30th August Online only | Facebook

Chester Pride | DIGITAL PRIDE ONLY – 7th August 2021 | Facebook

Coventry Pride | 7th August 2021 | Facebook

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride | 7th August 2021 | Facebook

Sunderland Pride | 8th August 2021 (Online Pride) | Facebook

Wakefield Pride | 8th August 2021 | Facebook

Great Yarmouth and Waveney Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Hert Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Margate Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Wigan Pride | 14th August 2021 | Facebook

Gravesham Pride | 15th – 22nd August 2021 (Virtual Pride) | Facebook

Glasgow Pride| 17th August 2021 | Facebook

Congleton Pride | 21st August 2021| Facebook

Essex Pride | 21st August 2021 | Facebook

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Pride | 21st August 2021 | Facebook

Tunbridge Wells Pride | 21st August 2021 | Facebook

Manchester Pride | 27th – 30th August 2021 | Facebook

Walsall Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Southampton Pride | 28th August 2021| Facebook

Northumberland Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Colchester Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Cornwall Pride | 28th August 2021 | Facebook

Hastings Pride | 29th August 2021 | Facebook

SEPT

Derby Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Basildon Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Leicester Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Reading Pride | 4th September 2021 | Facebook

Canterbury Pride (Pride Canterbury) | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Channel Island Pride | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Gloucestershire Pride (Pride In Gloucestershire) | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Milton Keynes Pride | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Norwich Pride | 11th September 2021 | Facebook

Worcestershire Pride | 18th September 2021 | Facebook

Barry Pride | 21st September 2021 | Facebook

Birmingham Pride | 25th – 26th September 2021 | Facebook

Surrey Pride | 25th September 2021 | Facebook

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What are the colours of the Genderfluid flag? https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/what-are-the-colours-of-the-genderfluid-flag/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-are-the-colours-of-the-genderfluid-flag https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/what-are-the-colours-of-the-genderfluid-flag/#respond Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:06:47 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=3701 Continue Reading ]]> The Genderfluid flag is a relatively new flag to join the LGBT+ community of flags having been first introduced in August of 2012 by an artist called, JJ Poole, via the Genderfluidity blog on Tumblr.

Speaking about the design, JJ wrote,

“So I couldn’t find a flag that represented gender-fluidity, so since I was working on other projects for most other gender identities and sexual orientations for my store, I figured i would make one. I was hoping to get some opinions, and if its a good one, for it to get around. I’m trying, and its just an idea so don’t judge me too hard”

The flag itself contains five horizontal stripes and are:

Pink, Blue, Purple, Black and White.

What do the colours of the Genderfluid flag represent?

Each of the colours represent a gender feature and they are

PINK to represent femininity

BLUE to represent masculinity

PURPLE to represent both femininity and masculinity

BLACK to represent lack of gender

WHITE to represent all genders

Are there genderfluid gifts?

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When is International Lesbian Day in 2021? https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/when-is-international-lesbian-day-in-2021/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-is-international-lesbian-day-in-2021 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/when-is-international-lesbian-day-in-2021/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:03:49 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=3638 Continue Reading ]]> International Lesbian Day happens in October. Here’s when and why it happens.
When is International Lesbian Day in 2021?
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International Lesbian Day is an annual day to celebrate and bring visibility to lesbians in the LGBT+ community, it has been going since the 1990s. There is also the Lesbian Visibility Day, which has been observed since 2008.

In 2021 International Lesbian Day takes place on the 8th October 2021 and is mainly observed in Australia and New Zealand.

International Lesbian Day was first observed in the 1990s and was created to ensure the visibility of the lesbian community.

What are the colours of the Lesbian Pride flag?

There are, in fact, two lesbian flags. One is known as the Labrys flag, which features a battle-axe on a dark purple background. The other is what is considered the standard lesbian flag which consists of six shades of red and pink colours and a white bar in the centre. Sometimes it has a lipstick mark in the corner denoting that the holder is a “lipstick lesbian”.

Can you buy lesbian jewellery or gifts?

Yes, there are many stores which have gifts which have the lesbian colours assigned to them. Check out the amazing lesbian gift and jewellery range from our partner site, The Pride Shop.

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When is National Coming Out Day in 2021? https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/when-is-national-coming-out-day-in-2021/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-is-national-coming-out-day-in-2021 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/when-is-national-coming-out-day-in-2021/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:01:35 +0000 https://www.theprideshop.co.uk/?p=3636 Continue Reading ]]> National Coming Out Day falls in the US’s LGBT History month of October.

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

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated in 1988 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 an LGBT+ people tells co-workers, schoolmates, family or friends that they are non-heterosexual.

When is National Coming Out Day in 2021?
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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 2021 National Coming Out Day takes place on the 11th October 2021.

What does the Rainbow flag represent?

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+ folx 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 rainbow jewellery or gifts?

Yes, there are many stores which have gifts which have the rainbow colours assigned to them.

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