Exeter's 11th annual pride takes place on May 11th 2019 but what do we know about one of the busiest pride events on the south coast?

Exeter’s 11th annual pride takes place on May 11th 2019 but what do we know about one of the busiest pride events on the south coast?

Exeter’s pride is celebrating its 11th year in 2019 and here’s everything you need to know about the pride event which will take place on the 11th May 2019.

The Pride’s chair, Adam Rank said, “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 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.”

What time does Exeter Pride begin?

Exeter Pride officially opens with a parade from the St Sidwell Centre which will move down Exeter High Street to Northernhay Gardens. The highlight will be a 50-metre rainbow flag carried by volunteers from Exeter Pride. The time is yet to be announced.

Is there a parade?

This year’s parade will involve thousands of people including roller skaters, Street Heat samba band, a fire engine, an ambulance, Morris dancers, police officers, representatives from community groups and organisations, and volunteers carrying an incredible 50-metre rainbow flag.

Where is Exeter Pride?

Exeter Pride takes place in Northernhay Gardens, but there is also a parade to watch. It will run from the St Sidwell Centre which will move down Exeter High Street to Northernhay Gardens.

What does Exeter Pride cost?

Exeter Pride is a FREE event for all of the community to enjoy, however, you can buy a 10th-anniversary wristband for the reduced price of £5 which helps support the pride.

What entertainment will there be at Exeter Pride?

Does Exeter Pride have a website?

Absolutely. You can view all thing Exeter Pride HERE and buy your wristbands to support the pride.

What should I bring to pride?

We’ve created a list of Pride survival ideas. Take a look – but don’t forget to bring sunscreen, money and fully charged phone!

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