What we do

We bring together the organisers of LGBT+ Pride events in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. We do this through online networking, twice-yearly conferences, and representations at Prides, events and other seminars and conferences.

The Network exists to bring Pride organisers together and to support the development of the Pride movement in the UK. It does not represent Prides, nor speak or act on behalf of any of its members, all of whom are separate organisations with their own management and structure.

All Pride organisations are eligible to be a member of the Network, and all are considered members unless they opt out. We do not charge a membership fee.

The Network is an Associate Member of the European Pride Organisers Association and of InterPride, and a member of the LGBT Consortium and of ILGA.

Our Board

Our Board was elected in October 2016 for an eighteen month period running to the Network's Spring Conference in March 2018.

Co-Chairs: Steve Taylor (Pride in London) and Andy Train (Pride in Hull)

Secretary: Mazz Image (Oxford Pride)

Treasurer: Paul Desson-Baxter (Coventry Pride)

Inclusion Officer: André Oldfield (Worcestershire Pride)

Membership Officer: JayJay Potter-Peachey (Gloucestershire Pride)

Board members' contact details can be found on the 'Contact us' page.

Our history

Despite the UK having more Pride events than any other European country, previous attempts at bringing Pride organisers together had been short-lived. In early 2016, Pride in London and Manchester Pride organised a conference attended by 60 organisers, and the idea for the Network was born.

At a further conference, organised by Pride in London and Birmingham Pride in October 2016, the Network was formally established and a board elected. 

Since the Network's establishment, the Board has been working hard to develop policies, ideas and programmes to support members and to further the Pride movement in the UK. A further conference was hosted by Pride Cymru in Cardiff.