Kirklees Pride 2020

LGBT+ pride events will look and feel very different this year due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions, but there are plenty of fun online activities for people to get involved with.

We’ll be hosting and supporting a number of local events to allow people to celebrate Pride at home.

What’s going on during #KirkleesPride2020?

To show our support for Pride 2020 we have been flying the flag outside of our Town Halls in Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton and Batley.

Free webinars 

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While people can’t be together in person this year, we know that lots of you want to share, celebrate and learn with the LGBTQ+ community this summer. So we’ve teamed up with Inclusive Employers to bring some free webinars where you can connect online.

Numbers are limited so book your place soon!

Why Pride? An engaging webinar looking at the origins of Pride and key moments in Pride history – Tuesday 30th June 12 noon.

Book your place for ‘Why Pride?’ on Eventbrite  

Being LGBT+ in 2020. A look at stats from around the world, where we are now and where we still need to go, including LGBTQ+ experiences during times of social isolation – Friday 3rd July 12 noon.

Book your place on ‘Being LGBT+ in 2020’ on Eventbrite

Picnics

If you hoping for sunshine during Kirklees Pride week then you might be planning on having a socially distanced ‘Pride Picnic’! If you are, be sure to use the hashtag #KirkleesPride2020 so that we can see if you’ve gone all out for your Pride Picnic.

Celebrating Pride at home? Not a problem. If you are creating a Pride flag with the kids, raising a glass for Kirklees Pride 2020 or engaging in one of the webinars then let us know by posting your pics on social media and using the #KirkleesPride2020 to let us know.

Divina De Campo’s Frockdown

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Drag legend and finalist of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, Divina De Campo streams directly to your screens live from her front room on Friday 26 June in Divina De Campo’s Frockdown, staged and supported by Lawrence Batley Theatre!

Kirklees fostering are proud to support Kirklees Pride 2020

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As part of the #KirkleesPride2020 activities people from the LGBT community are being encouraged to think about becoming foster carers.

Kirklees Fostering is an inclusive service, welcoming applications from people, whatever their marital status, sexuality, religious or cultural background.

Read about  how Ian and Phil, who are in a same sex relationship, help make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Kirklees by being foster carers.

Proud Terriers

In October 2016, lifelong Huddersfield Town fan Ryan Mather formed the Club’s LGBT Supporters Group known as Proud Terriers. Read about Ryan’s story in developing the supporters group via the Huddersfield Town Foundation’s website.

What is Pride and when did it start?

Pride is celebrated around the world with marches and entertainment during the month of June every year because it coincides with the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots

Did you know in 1981 Pride visited Huddersfield in act of solidarity with the Gemini club? Check out these fantastic pictures of the march and read more at West Yorkshire Queer Stories.

Photos: London Pride March moved to Huddersfield for one year in 1981

 

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