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Pride

2019 was the biggest year of pride in Scotland so far with a huge 21 pride events across the country and over 72K people attending a pride event. As well as supporting a number of prides through strategic and financial planning, training, guidance and with resources the Equality Network attended every pride to talk to thousands of LGBTI people about their rights and to spread the message of LGBTI equality.

We got soaked in Stornoway, sunburnt in Perth, we went on the rides in Inverness, listened to the marching bands in Glasgow, waved from the bus in Edinburgh and journeyed through the forest in East Kilbride. We also marched down countless high streets with our placards and our huge trans flag.

2020 was set to be a record breaking year of pride across Scotland, but sadly COVID-19 took its toll. We produced initial guidance for Pride organisers to support them in their response to the restrictions and through our COVID funding support packages distributed over £25,000 to support online events to bring LGBTI communities together during the pandemic.

In 2021 we will continue to support Pride organisers with ongoing capacity building support and with funding to ensure Prides have the technical resources going forward.

A number of pride events have yet to announce their 2021 plans. We’ll update this page shortly with more information.

Pride History

2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the first major pride event in Scotland, it’s organisers then helped set up the Equality Network! Have a look at our Pride in Scotland History page as we look back over 25 years.