Supporting Prides across the South East for UNISON’s Year of LGBT+ Workers

We’re proud to be out and celebrating Pride events across the region this summer, from Brighton to Herne Bay.

As we get closer to summer, we enter Pride season – in UNISON’s Year of LGBT+ Workers, celebrating at our regional events will be more important than ever before. Prides reflect the diversity of the South East, and offer an opportunity to bring UNISON’s equality work directly to the community.

We are proud to note that UNISON South East’s LGBT+ committee will be supporting the following events:

Chipping Norton Pride Sat 1 June
Brighton Trans Pride Sat 20 July
Isle of Wight Pride Sat 20 July
Margate Black Pride July date TBC
Herne Bay Pride Sun 25 August

We will be out in numbers at all of these events, so please come and join us if you can.

If you would like to get involved, support our work, and join UNISON at any of the above events, please email UNISON South East LGBT+ committee secretary Clare Boorman for more details.

The regional LGBT+ self organised group is unable to sponsor every Pride in the region, but we encourage UNISON branches and activists to get involved and attend their local Prides.

Here’s when some of the major events around the South East will be taking place in 2024.

Chichester Pride Sat 25 May
Oxford Pride Sat 8 June
Portsmouth Pride Sat 6 July
Worthing Pride Fri 5 – Sat 6 July
Isle of Wight Pride Fri 19 – Sun 21 July
Eastbourne Pride Sat 23 July
Brighton Pride Fri 2 – Mon 5 August
Tonbridge Pride Sat 3 August
Margate Pride Sat 10 August
Medway Pride Mon 12 – Sat 17 August
Crawley Pride Sat 17 August
Southampton Pride Sat 24 – Sun 25 August
Reading Pride Sat 31 August
Milton Keynes Pride Sat 14 September
Pride in Surrey (Reigate) Sat 21 September

If you would like to find out more about getting your branch involved in supporting a local Pride, please speak to Clare Boorman.

Find out more about UNISON South East’s LGBT+ work