Coventry Pride (Charity No. 1164035) became a registered Charity in October 2015, following the success of Coventry’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Pride in June 2015. Following on from becoming a charity, Coventry pride has gone from strength to strength, organising the commemoration for the first time in Coventry of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the celebration of LGBT History month with four well talks and discussions in February. Coventry Pride has also organised several community events including the Not-Valentines Day Shindig, and several Love Music Hate Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia music gigs at local independent music venue the Tin Angel.
Coventry Pride’s mission includes the promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by organising an annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans pride event and other events including but not limited to the commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), LGBT History month, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Coming Out day and World Aids day.
The charity depends entirely on volunteers, most of who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans themselves.
Coventry held its first Pride festival in 2015, which drew in over 6000 attendees and was hailed as a success, since then the Pride festival has gone from strength to strength attracting more and more people each year in 2018 over 15,000 people came to Coventry Pride, we are already looking forward to 2019.