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The Ultimate GoEuro LGBT Guide – UK

Welcome to our brand new LGBT travel page! Over the coming months we will be updating all of the sections here to create a hugely comprehensive guide to LGBT travel topics and events within the UK. We’ll be expanding to other countries too, beginning with Germany. You can find the LGBT Germany page here (currently in German language only). You’ve probably noticed that our page is beginning life as a blog post which will be updated regularly – but watch this space for technological leaps forward and static pages soon!

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Event Calendar 2014

The UK is a hugely popular destination for LGBT events, especially during summer when festivals, pride celebrations and cultural affairs take place weekly. Our page is new and evolving, so if you have any suggestions or amendments for our calendar we’d love to hear from you: ricky.sutton[at]goeuro.com

May : June : July : August : September : October : November : December

May

5th -18th May – Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, Dublin

Running for its tenth year, this festival is a two-week celebration of gay individuals’ contributions to theatre. Shows cover a range of genres and styles, including music, comedy and drama performances, with one of the festival’s aims being to establish Dublin as an epicentre of international gay theatre.

10th May – Exeter Pride, Exeter

11th May – Stonewall Equality Walk, Brighton

The Stonewall Equality Walk celebrates its 25th year in 2014. Over the past quarter of a decade, the largest gay equality charity in Europe has campaigned for the rights of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the home, workplace and at school. Funds raised from the walk will support their latest campaign tackling homophobic language.

17th May – International Day Against Homophobia – IDAHO, Worldwide, click here for Events Page

As their website puts it; “A worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities”. The site offers sections to discover events taking place locally to you, as well as suggestions for creating your own event.

24th -25th May – Birmingham Pride, Birmingham

Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend, so there’s no excuse not to get involved! Performances from Katy B, Connor Maynard, and Miss Dynamite, as well as a parade, Cabaret Stage and Women’s Arena.

24th -25th May – Pink Fields, Sheffield

26th May -2nd June – Waterford Pride, Waterford

A Pride event and also the catalyst behind Ireland’s first ever Mardi Gras Festival in 2013. Numerous events take place over the week’s celebrations, including a pool party, street party, relaxation evening and football tournament.

31st May – Bradford Pride, Bradford

This year’s theme is The Wizard of Oz, marking the 75th anniversary of the film.

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June

7th June – Oxford Pride, Oxford

Oxford pride festival runs for 10 days from 30th May – 8th June, however Saturday 7th is when the main parade and musical event takes place. Acts include UK Pink tribute act Practically Pink.

8th June – Crusaid Walk For Life, London

An annual 10km walk organised by the Terrence Higgins Trust. Now in its 25th year, the event raises money to help those living with HIV. The route is suitable for participants at all levels of fitness and is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, leaving you nothing to worry about except how to embrace this year’s awesome “Superheroes and Villains” theme.

9th -14th June – Gloucestershire Pride, Gloucester

Slowly expanding year on year, this free event is now held in Gloucester Park to accommodate the growing list of attractions.

13th June – Stonewall Summer Party, London

GoEuro have donated a prize to this year’s ever popular Silent Auction! Click here and bid high! Proceeds go toward supporting LGBT activists the world over.

14th June – Cumbria Pride, Carlisle

Free event held in Carlisle city centre, including performances by Venga Boys and Matt Cardle.

14th June – Gloucestershire Pride Parade, Gloucester

The parade for Gloucestershire Pride as detailed above.

14th -15th June – Blackpool Pride Festival, Blackpool

Free event held in the institutional Blackpool Winter Gardens, the finishing point of the morning’s parade.

20th -29th June – EuroPride, Olso

As the largest Pride festival in Norway and this year’s city to host EuroPride, Oslo will celebrate gender diversity and sexuality with over 200 events spread out over 10 days. The events cover workshops, lectures, debates, shows, and good old-fashioned parties! This is the second time Oslo will host EuroPride.

21st June – Pride Scotia Parade, Edinburgh

Scotland’s national LGBT pride event. Includes live music, health and community information, and a pride march. Held once every two years, so don’t miss it this year. 

21st June – Suffolk Pride Parade, Ipswich

This year sees the first ever parade held alongside Suffolk Pride, so be sure to turn up and show your support!

21st June – York Pride, York

28th June – London Pride Parade, London

A totally free, huge, street party and parade event. The parade proceeds straight through central London towards Trafalgar Square and Soho, with thousands of marchers, rollerbladers, dancers, participants and spectators taking part. This year’s celebration coincides with the 45th anniversary of the New York Stonewall Riots, making its theme of “Freedom to…” all the more relevant.

28th June – Sheffield Pride, Sheffield

28th June – Warwickshire Pride, Leamington Spa

This is the only Pride event we know of with a dedicated Pamper Area. Only in its second year, the inaugural event in 2013 had 2,000 attendees – a great start to this newbie celebration.

28th June – Swansea Pride, Swansea

28th June – Dublin Pride Parade, Dublin

The largest Pride in the Republic of Ireland. It began as a one-day event in 1983, and has grown to encompass multiple activities over a 10-day period. Full listings for the duration of Pride will be listed in late May.

29th June – Big Pride Picnic in the Park, London

A free, outdoor Pride event taking place in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. This harks back to Brighton Pride of old, being less akin to dance and music tents, and more about community. Focus is also on health and wellbeing, as well as creating a family friendly atmosphere.

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July

4th July – North Wales Pride, Hendre Hall, near Bangor

6th July – Essex Pride, Chelmsford

Now in its eleventh year, live music, cabaret, and rock ‘n’ roll bingo are on the agenda for Essex Pride.

7th -13th July – Fetish Week, London

A week of workshops, socials, dinners and parties, all with fetish at heart, of course.

11th -13th July – Bourne Free, Bournemouth Pride, Bournemouth

2014 sees the 10th Bourne Free gracing Bournemouth’s streets. The year’s theme is “Decades”.

12th July – Bristol Pride, Bristol

Little Boots headlined last year’s free celebrations in Castle Park, and 2014 is looking like it will be just as exciting! Once voted as Britain’s 2nd Best Pride, last year’s 25,000 attendees stand as testament to its popularity.

18th -20th July – Newcastle Pride, Newcastle

Also known as Northern Pride, this year sees Shane Ward headlining, with Vengaboys, Sinitta and Jo O’Mera also performing at the main Saturday event. 5,000 attendees marched through Newcastle as part of last year’s parade, and this year’s theme of “Pride Across The Decades” hopes to attract even more.

18th July -3rd August – Brighton Pride Arts and Film Festival, Brighton

19th July – Glasgow Pride Parade, Glasgow

19th July -3rd August – Glasgow Pride, Glasgow

Blue headline the main stage at this year’s event, and several areas, including a Trans Safe Space, Youth Space, and Cabaret Stage, means there will be something for everybody to enjoy.

26th July – Oldham Pride, Oldham

26th July – Norwich Pride, Norwich

Now in its 6th year of running, Norwich pride has a range of stalls and performances, with all proceeds going towards this year’s and future Pride events.

31st July -3rd August – BiCon Bisexual Convention, Horsforth, near Leeds

One of the few conventions specifically for bisexuals and their friends and supporters. A typical event sees 250 attendees and encourages freedom, expression and comfort as priorities.

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August

2nd August – Belfast Pride, Belfast

The Emerald Isle’s largest LGBT event. Watch this space for further updates!

2nd August – Brighton Pride Parade and Festival, Brighton

One of the UK’s largest Pride events, it fills the whole of Preston Park, as well as much of the city for a majority of the weekend. Recent years have charged for entry to the park event, however there are free outdoor parties not far from this area.

2nd August – Liverpool Pride, Liverpool

Helping to promote an inclusive, free, visible Liverpool.

3rd August – Leeds Pride, Leeds

UK girl band Stooshe are headlining this year’s musical events – the first Leeds Pride act to have been in the charts. The recent law change in same-sex marriage has lead to this year’s theme of “Love and Marriage”.

9th August – Stoke Pride, Stoke-on-Trent

Held in Northwood Park, keep checking the site (and here) for updates!

9th August (Date TBC) – Swindon and Wiltshire Pride, Swindon

Running as Swindon Pride since 2008, and incorporating Wiltshire from 2009, this event is slowly growing and becoming ever-popular. Held in the Town Gardens, Swindon.

10th August – Wakefield Pride, Wakefield

Established in 2005, this festival is in its 9th year.

16th August – Doncaster Pride, Doncaster

Now in its 8th year, but its 1st year in the new venue of Sir Nigel Gresley Square (outside Cast).

16th August – Pride Cymru, Cardiff

Coopers Field, Cardiff, will once again be awash with celebrations, colour, and music – including a performance from Union J.

16th August – Weston Super Mare Pride , Weston Super Mare

22nd -25th August – Manchester Pride, Manchester

A huge celebration incorporating multiple events concentrated around the Gay Village, Canal Street. This year’s parade theme is “Love”.

23rd August – Manchester Pride Parade, Manchester

A massive parade, not to be missed!

23rd August – Walsall Pride, Walsall

23rd August – Cornwall Pride, Truro

29th -31st August – Margayte Pride, Margate

Hailed as “A last hurrah to summer” this all-inclusive event celebrates diversity across the Margate community.

30th August – Reading Pride, Reading

In its 11th year and showing no signs of a dwindling fan base. Takes place in Kings Meadow Park.

30th August – Grimsby Pride, Meridian Park, Cleethorpes

Now in its 5th year, Grimsby Pride has been steadily growing since its humble beginnings in 2009.

30th August – Reading Pride, Reading

In its 11th year and showing no signs of a dwindling fan base. Takes place in Kings Meadow Park.

30th August – Leicester Pride, Leicester

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September

6th September – Totnes Pride, Totnes

Special guest appearance from Peter Tatchell at this years Totnes Pride. Other celebrities who have voiced their support include Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellan.

27th September – Warrington Pride, Warrington

Held in the Queen’s Gardens. Check their website for a timetable of the day’s events.

27th September – Preston Pride, Preston

28th September – Sunderland Pride, Sunderland

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October

4th October – Chester Pride, Chester

Boasting a parade and Pride in the Park event, followed by parties in gay-friendly venues.

8th -12th October – Iris Prize LGBT Film Festival, Cardiff

Named after Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, 30 short films compete to win the Iris Prize.

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November

December

As our page is still in the early stages of development, if you have any suggestions or amendments for our calendar please do not hesitate to get in touch: ricky.sutton[at]goeuro.com

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Bloggers

The first 5 bloggers in this list were featured in our Top 5 LGBT Travel Blogs article. This can be found here.

Ryan C Haynes

Ryan is basically a travel and media machine. Blogging since 2011, his easy-to-navigate site offers quick access to gay guides in a selection of countries and continents.

GlobetrotterGirls

Dani and Jess are a couple who have been travelling since January 2010. Their travels inspired them to create their user-friendly and easily navigable blog, with posts covering everything from LGBT travel tips, to destinations on many people’s wish lists – such as Maya Bay, filming location for The Beach.

Traveling Transgendered

Kimberley gives emotionally honest, and often humourous, insight into travelling and life as a trans woman. Perhaps having started as an online diary that just happened to involve a lot of travel, the information here is helpful for individuals in similar situations – and helps to fill a gap in general information for transgender travellers.

Mygaytravelguide

Run by Adam Groffman (whose other blog can be found here) mygaytravelguide is a sleek looking site covering topics such as news, politics, travel tips and events focusing around the LGBT community.

Twobadtourists

Twobadtourists follows the adventures of Auston and David after they packed up their lives in 2012. They’ve literally been posting from the very beginning as there’s even articles on how they sold all their stuff before leaving. In just over two short years they’ve developed a slick, visually pleasing site, with posts covering 5 continents, numerous countries and countless events and attractions.

Dream Euro Trip

Run by blogger DJ, he’s been travelling and living abroad since 2009. As well as regular updates and fantastic opinion pieces, there’s lots of practical information for everything from trip booking to finding the correct travel insurance.

Know a blogger who should be here? Don’t hesitate to get in touch; ricky.sutton[at]goeuro.com

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Nightlife

We will be adding to this category over the coming months. If you would like to be featured please email ricky.sutton[at]goeuro.com. Thanks!

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GoEuro Gay Guide Publications

Publications

Attitude

Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Attitude has been a front runner in gay publications in the UK. Its coverage spans the UK and issues from across the Globe.

Bi Community News

The largest selling bisexual publication in the UK. Currently printed 6 times a year it’s an affordable and convenient way to keep up to date with the bisexual community.

Bent Magazine

A free magazine that can be collected from LGBT bars and clubs. Focusses on all aspects of gay life, from nights out on the tiles, to fashion and relationship advice.

Boyz Magazine

Another free mag, mainly distibuted around the southeast and London but also in larger venues across the UK. Also boasts an extensive website with daily event listings. Check it out by clicking the link above!

Diva

The only glossy magazine aimed at lesbian and bisexual women. Running for 20 years, it’s printed on a monthly basis and covers news topics, relationships and updates on the scene.

FS magazine

A free gay men’s mag printed bi-monthly. It focusses largely on issues relating to health; physical, mental and sexual. There are 6 versions of the magazine printed and distributed to various regions of the UK.

Fyne Times

A free UK publication aimed at a lesbian and gay audience. They strive to have no gender bias in their output, and avoid adult content. Three issues are printed annually- Spring, Summer and Winter.

g3

Aimed at lesbian and bisexual women g3. It’s free, and available in LGBT venues, online or mobile. News, interviews, lifestyle… It’s all here!

Gscene

A magazine dedicated to the Brighton and Hove, and south coast LGBT community. Having began life as a 4 page insert in a Brighton and Hove listings publication, over the years it has come into its own to gain a large and dedicated following.

GT

Previously known as Gay Times, this is the UK’s longest running gay magazine. It focuses on entertainment and sexual issues, as well and news and politics from across the World.

Midlands Zone

Free monthly magazine aimed at the Midlands area. Available in print in various LGBT spots and online or mobile.

Out In The City

Available as a paid for app for mobile or tablet, or free from their website. The magazine covers a range of topics and interests, and their website is regularly updated with breaking news.

OUT THERE

Aimed at “discerning gay men and their friends”, OUT THERE is all about expression of queer culture from across the World.

Polari Magazine

An online magazine with a strong emphasis on the readership shaping the content. Coverage is mainly articles focusing on art and culture.

QX Magazine

A free magazine available in print, on mobile or tabet, or to download. Its mainly covers London happenings, with listings, reviews and image galleries.

We will be adding to this category over the coming months. If you would like to be featured please email ricky.sutton[at]goeuro.com. Thanks!

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Accommodation

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Retail

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Charity Organisations

We will be adding to this category over the coming months. If you would like to be featured please email ricky.sutton[at]goeuro.com. Thanks!

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