Free Pride has launched – a movement created by and for Glasgow’s LGBTQIA+ community to create a free and radical alternative to Glasgow’s mainstream Pride event. We believe that Pride should be free, a protest, and accessible to all, and we have started this movement in response to the over-commercialised and de-radicalised event that mainsteam Pride has become.
Last year Glasgow Pride charged money to participate, and this year it is charging even more, but not all LGBTQIA+ can afford this. The event lacks inclusiveness for everyone in our LGBTQIA+ community with people feeling uncomfortable and unsafe at the event – for example transgender, intersex, and asexual people, and disabled people/people with disabilities, and people of colour. The event has lost its political edge and fails to meet the needs of those in the community who need us to stand together and demand change.
So this year we will be holding our own event. One that is not commercialised. One that is inclusive. One that is a protest. We will be freeing pride and we want you to join us! Please read our manifesto and open letter to Pride Glasgow to find out more about this movement – both can be found here on our facebook page.
We are in the beginning stages of organising our event and if you want to be a part of creating free pride then we want you to be involved too! Our first meeting will be taking place on Thursday 28th May at 7pm so if you can please come along and join us! More details of the event can be found on the event page athttps://www.facebook.com/events/1659679347599534/1659679710932831/
Also if you can, please sign up to our mailing list to recieve regular updates on the movement and the event by emailing your first name, last name, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the sign up box here on our facebook page! We also have a twitter to follow at @freepridegla and welcome all support for#freepride2015
If you wish to contact us you can do so at email@example.com
Stay tuned for more exciting infomation in the coming weeks!