WELCOME TO ISLE OF PRIDE
Isle of Pride is a newly formed Manx Registered Charity (No 1287) that aims to serve the Island’s LGBTQ+ community, promoting our ethos that Pride Cares
Pride, Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality,
Community, Allies, Representation, Everyone, Support
Do you want to Join the Journey and help to Provide Pride? Then get in touch!
We are looking for sponsors and fundraisers to help us bring the Isle of Man its first free, public multi-event Pride festival this summer and provide safe, inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ+ community year round.
Contact us for more information
Do you want to be involved in the Island’s first free public Pride Festival?
Do you want to help encourage and provide more inclusive and safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community?
Then we need you!
If you have skills or experience in event management, marketing, social media, art and design,
or simply just want to volunteer at one of our events or initiatives, contact us!
Isle of Pride 2020 Cancelled!
It is with huge disappointment that the organising committee announce the cancellation of the inaugural Isle of Pride Parade 2020 and Party with Pride.
Yesterday Chief Minister Howard Quayle announced measures to be put in place to restrict the spread of Covid-19 and protect those most vulnerable within our community. Whilst these do not currently state that it is necessary to cancel any public gatherings and events, in the light of the announcements made and the escalating risk to members of the public we feel it is in the best interest of our community to cancel the 2020 event which would attract many people to a group public gathering.
Whilst this is devastating not only for us the organisers, but also for you our community we are still dedicated to providing supportive and inclusive provision on island for the LGBTQ+ community which has always been at the centre of our ethos. Currently we are in discussion regarding smaller highlight events, gatherings and campaigns later in the year when we hope the threat will have passed and we are able to ensure everyone is able to participate.
We would like to thank businesses, charities and the community who have shown amazing support to Isle of Pride 2020 and we hope that you will continue to support our initiative and smaller events throughout this year as well as Isle of Pride 2021.
We aim to promote equality, diversity and inclusion for all regardless of gender, sexuality, colour, creed or ability and provide support guidance and advice not only to the Island’s LGBTQ+ population but the wider community, and to reach out to those who feel marginalised or isolated by society or who have been rejected by their loved ones. With a particular focus on physical and mental wellbeing we intend to provide inclusive and safe spaces to allow people to be themselves. The long-term support and inclusion initiatives will always be the heart and soul of the charity, the Island has a substantial LGBTQ+ community and very little in the way of places to go where they can be open without fear of prejudice or harm. Having a place to go to socialise and connect with others is vitally important to our community, particularly young people who may feel the effects of social isolation and fear of prejudice much more profoundly than those who have more freedom of movement.
In addition to these inclusive initiatives we are bringing the Isle of Man its first large scale Pride Festival in June 2020! This will see a number of free and inclusive events around the Island that will celebrate, support and recognise our LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
If you would like to join the journey and help to provide the Isle of Pride Festival then we want to hear from you!
Please contact us to find out more about our range of sponsorship packages to suit all budgets.
Can you help to support our longer term LGBTQ+ safe space initiatives and day to day running costs by fundraising?
From bake sales to bucket rattling, sponsored walks to shaving your head! Let us know what you are doing!
The Team at Isle of Pride are working hard to bring a number of exciting and entertaining events to the Island’s first free, public Pride Festival.
There is going to be something for everyone, more details coming very soon!
We are so appreciative to the companies and organisations who support Isle of Pride. Without them this simply wouldn’t be possible.
Check out the events we’ve got planned in 2020!
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We’ve compiled some useful links for to help you access information and advice on all things relating to the LGBTQ+ community, sexual and gender identity.