WELCOME TO ISLE OF PRIDE
Isle of Pride is a 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 a free, public multi-event Pride each summer.
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
When – Saturday 12th June 2021, midday to midnight
Where – Villa Marina Gardens
Who – Everyone is welcome (after 9pm under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
What’s on – Free entry festival with live music throughout the day, cash bar, food and snacks outlets, family tent 12-6pm (art projects, crafts, bouncy castles, facepainting and more), youth chillout zone 7-11pm’
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 2021! This event 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 have worked hard to bring a full day of events to the Island’s first free, public Pride Festival.
There is something for everyone, with full line-ups being announced very soon.
We are so appreciative to the companies and organisations who support Isle of Pride. Without them this simply wouldn’t be possible.
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.
Our Charity Partners
Pride 2021 will be a celebration like no other, not least the lifting of lockdown. It’s a festival that promises not to whisper but to shout how far we’ve come in advancing inclusivity. And while it’s a celebration it’s also a time for reflection…to acknowledge those who experienced less tolerant attitudes.
Pride has the power to help bring about change.
And Pride knows how to party…So come and join us.”
Stephen Ritch, Isle of Pride Director
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Isle of Pride is a Manx Registered Charity 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
Isle of Pride - Charity number 1287
Isle of Pride Trustees:
C Barber, A Corlett, L Adebiyi, S Ritch, D Kinnish,
J Poole-Wilson, T McAvoy
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