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    Do you know what happened fifty-two years ago?

    The Stonewall Riots started on 28 June 1969 in New York City, with Pride events happening in cities across the US to mark the first anniversary. Pride arrived in the UK for the first time in 1972 in London. So we just wanted to send you a note to let you know (or remind you) that today marks the 52nd anniversary of that pivotal moment in the fight for LGBT+ equality and the start of the global Pride movement. This year, as we continue to battle with the coronavirus pandemic, we mustn’t lose sight of our ongoing fight for LGBT+ equality. You may have read about the brutal attack on a…

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    Yeovil Pride 2021

    Save the date!! We are very excited to announce that Yeovil Pride 2021 will be going ahead on 21st Aug! In real life too (COVID permitting)! Put it in your diaries … more details to follow. Watch the website and our social media channels for further news in due course!

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    Yeovil Pride announces virtual Pride event for 2020

    With Covid-19 cancelling large group events this year Yeovil Pride has organised a group of micro events to support the LGBT+ community Monday, 3rd August 2020 – With the global coronavirus pandemic resulting in large group events having to be cancelled this summer including the annual Yeovil Pride event, the Yeovil Pride committee has created a series of micro events both virtual and in person to take place this Saturday, 8 August. Pride is more important than ever, as many in our community are confined to staying at home still in the midst of the pandemic. For many young people this can be especially tough if living with parents or guardians…

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    Yeovil Pride becomes charity in time for 2020 parade

    Organisation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to Yeovil and its LGBT+ community Yeovil Pride is excited to announce that it has been registered as a charity by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, further demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to Yeovil and its LGBT+ community. The application was approved in late February and allows Yeovil Pride to progress with the next step in its journey to further support LGBT+ people in and around the south Somerset town. Yeovil Pride has also started a recruitment drive for three vacancies on it’s newly formed board in order to help put on the 2020 event and is asking for people from all backgrounds –…

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    We have a new logo

    As a way to mark LGBT+ History Month, we’re delighted to share with you our new logo that will represent Yeovil Pride. It gives the rainbow – a symbol long associated with Pride movements thanks to Gilbert Baker’s iconic design in San Francisco – a ‘Yeovil’ makeover referencing the towns coat of arms creating a new, unique colour scheme we’re proud of, and hope the towns LGBT+ community are proud of too. The colour scheme, and rainbow will be referenced in Yeovil Pride’s designs going forward, creating a strong visual that stands out and something that can be adaptable going forward. The design was created by Yeovil Pride’s own Lou,…

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    Our 2020 AGM

    Join the Board of Yeovil Pride as we report back on our achievements this year, and set out our vision for 2020’s celebration. We’re gathering at The Manor Hotel in Yeovil on 20th January 2020 at 6:30pm, and we’d love for you to come along. We’ve already announced our 2020 Pride event date as the 8th August, but there is a lot of work to be done before then – and we can’t do it alone. At the meeting we will be outlining volunteer opportunities as part of restructuring and formalising our organisation. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t just want to attend Pride itself but help to…

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    Help us guide YOUR Yeovil Pride

    We are pleased to announce the times and dates of our two drop-in sessions at The Manor Hotel. Come and meet some of the people behind Yeovil Pride – whether you want to give us feedback, get involved or lend us your support, we’d love to see you there. One session is on a weekday evening, the other is at the weekend during the day. We hope that these options will allow as many people as possible to attend that wish to. The Manor has parking (you need to register your vehicle at reception), disabled access and serves a wide range of refreshments. Please join the event pages for information and updates…

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    First Ever Yeovil Pride

    LGBT+ community to march through town to mark 50 years of the modern Pride movement Yeovil’s LGBT+ community is set to celebrate its first ever Pride this Saturday by holding a march through the town centre to mark 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising: the birth of the modern Pride movement. The march will start from Petters Way Car Park before proceeding along Hendford, the High Street and Silver Street, culminating in a community picnic in St John’s Churchyard. Anyone who identifies as LGBT+ or is an ally of the community is invited to join the march. JK Doran, Chair of Yeovil Pride, said, “Celebrating Pride in Yeovil is long…