Pride Q & A

Pride Q & A

It is clear people have many questions about Pride, Pride Marches, Pride Events and the history behind Pride Month. So, we have put together this Pride Q&A section to try and answer some of the questions on people’s minds!

If you have more questions which are not covered in this section, contact us!

Q When is Pride Month?

A. Typically Pride Month is June. However, there are Pride Events throughout the year. Check out our Pride Events Calendar for the next upcoming Pride Event in your area.

Q What is a Gay Pride March?

A. The Pride March, or otherwise known as a Pride Parade, takes place on a Pride Event and is typically a march through the hosting town or city. Participants of the Pride March are  both members of the LGBTQ+ community and supporters. Pride Marches vary in size, however they are usually full of colour, noise and electric atmosphere!

Q How to dress for Pride?

A. One of the main aims of Pride is for people to attend and feel safe about being themselves. With this in mind, there is no dress code for Pride! You shouldn’t be worried about what to wear, or what you might look like. Be yourself! You can be as extravagant as you like. People tend to wear bright rainbow colours to signify the iconic rainbow gay flag, check out our gay merchandise for Pride TShirts and Hoodies.

Q What’s Pride like?

A. Each Pride across the UK is different. Brighton and London attract thousands and thousands of people each year with events scheduled across a weekend. In comparison, there are some Prides which are smaller and more local community focused. However, every Pride is guaranteed to have a positive atmosphere and feel very inclusive to all attendees.

Q What does the Pride Flag represent?

The six colours used in a rainbow pride flag include, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. In this flag, where the colour red symbolizes life, orange stand for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for harmony and purple symbolizes the spirit.

Q When was the first Pride Event in the UK?

A. The first official UK Pride was held in London on 1 July 1972. The event saw 1,000 people marching from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. The date was significant as it marked the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Check out our London Pride History page for more information.

Q What does ‘Transgender’ Mean?

The term is used to describe someone who feels that they are a different gender to the one they were assigned with at birth. Check out our blog on the true meaning of ‘Transgender. Did you know the Transgender community also has its own flag?