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!
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.
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.
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.
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.