People’s Pride Southampton started out as a a small collective of LGBTQ+ people and their allies trying to change things for the better, trying to create a community with true cohesion!
Not only among the LGBTQ+ community but through the community as a whole!. Not only do we offer a 100% free community-owned and run pride festival every year, but we also run a weekly outreach stall in Southampton city centre offering valuable support and advice to members of the LGBTQ+ community…as well as to family members, friends and allies of LGBTQ+ people.
We like to buck the trend of UK-based Pride organisations who seem to have a primary focus on money, controlling diversity, corporate sponsorship's, and all that horrid stuff.
We are fully accessible to all, we will never take on corporate sponsors outside of working with local community businesses that we can support in exchange. We create events where every single person can be involved!
However, unlike most LGBTQ+ charities we support our local community; if you are bi, straight, poly, [insert your identification here] and we can help you then we will!
We actively work with and integrate disabled, neurodiverse, bame community members, and Trans community members because all too often these sectors of society are not included or are ostracized, be it in the mainstream or the LGBTQ+ community.
The way we see things is that through education, support, and much more we can slowly create a community where LGBTQ+ people and non LGBTQ+ people can live side by side in harmony and fully integrate into society.
Our Mission & Vision can be found below.
We are #proud to do things differently!
If you can help us in any way please get in touch by contacting us here
We believe in creating events where everyone can be themselves & feel included, without the fear of any discrimination.
CONNECT – BUILD – CHANGE
Connect people & organisations to the support, community, and information they need, when they need it.
Build a strong community and safer environment for LGBTQ+ people, their friends, families, and allies.
Change attitudes and behaviours so that the LGBTQ+ community is entirely integrated into the wider community, we are people too.
· To build the biggest interconnected collective of LGBTQ+ organisations in Southampton & the surrounding areas.
· To support LGBTQ+ people, their families, and allies all year round
· To have the most accessible and inclusive pride event in Hampshire
· To make ALL of our events accessible to the entire community including but not limited to transgender community members, the neurodiverse, and the disabled community, who are all too often left behind.