Announcement of Grampian Pride 2021 - Winter Parade
Grampian Pride™ is back with a bang, after 2020 (the year never to be talked about again) We’re proud and excited to announce the new theme for this year’s LGBTQ+ Community Parade will be ‘Winter style’, With even more rainbows and glitter.
Grampian, it's time to come together to celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion. Our sole ethos is to promote respect within our community and support local charities and causes through fundraising and awareness.
The Winter Parade will be taking over the city streets on Sunday 24th October 2021, leaving from Holburn Junction at 11am and Finishing at Marischal College at 12pm. Unlike previous years, due to COVID-19 we are requesting everyone planning on attending the parade to have a ticket/ wrist-band prior to the parade on 24th Oct.
Free tickets and Wrist-bands can be ordered via the Grampian Pride™ website; https://www.grampianpride.org
Wrist-band exchanges will take place at: LUSH, Union St, on the 2nd & 3rd October & Four Unity, 33 Regent Quay, from 4th - 23rd October during opening hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10-6pm) or on the morning of Pride at Holburn Junction between 9-10:30am
Adam Simpson, Event volunteer said “Our main focus this year will be the parade where we can all remember our past, celebrate our present and embrace our future. However, we are working with our partners to secure a fun-filled afternoon/evening for you all.”
The LGBTQ community Parade will also be celebrating the terrific work of our essential LGBTQ+ Community organisations, a fantastic and fabulous celebration of the NHS heroes and Key workers that have supported us throughout the year and have kept us safe through these difficult times.
These are exceptional times, and many local charities and community organisations rely on Pride for interactions & engagements with the community. There will be a Charity area, in Cheerz Club, after the Parade from 12-4pm.
The team is already working on bringing you Grampian Pride™ 2022 in May next year, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.
Deejay Bullock, Event lead said “It’s important during these challenging times we are able to bring the community together. To show individuals, that maybe feeling isolated or in difficult situations of their own, that they are not alone and there is a large community around them. It is vital that during these times we don’t forget our LGBT+ community, we have to remember our history, celebrate our present and embrace our future. And right now, no one knows what that future will look like, so we have to embrace it together, now more than ever”.
If you want to learn more about Grampian Pride™, attend, sponsor or volunteer for the day then visit: http://www.grampianpride.org/