Various locations in Oxford, Fri 17th May - Sat 1st June 2019
For its tenth year, Oxford Pride is back and bigger than ever. This year, the theme is Hold Tight, in response to the sad revelations of a recent survey that showed that more than two thirds of LGBT people avoid holding hands with same-sex partners in public for fear of negative reactions from others. Pride is about the whole community coming together to celebrate LGBT+ rights and to show solidarity as allies, and Oxford Pride as an LGBT+ organisation has been working hard year-round to make the annual celebration possible, with a fortnight-long festival leading up to the big day.
The main event is of course the parade around the city centre on Pride Day, Saturday 1st June. Registration to join the march will take place in Radcliffe Square, where the procession is due to start, from 10.30am. Then from midday, the parade will take participants through town, ending up at Oxford Castle Quarter where you can catch a talented lineup of LGBT performers on the main stage, hosted by Lady B and Dickie Grayling. For those who want to continue the revelling into the night, there will be an official after party at Plush.
Aimed at being the most family friendly it's ever been, Pride Day will also incorporate a family chill out area, community groups and a community stage.
Find all the details in the official guide.