IDAHOT day takes place on 17th May 2015. Nottinghamshire Pride will be raising our rainbow flag over Nottingham Castle at 11.00am on Sunday morning you are more than welcome to join us by the flagpole!
More news about the history of the day and the special focus, this year, on our LGBTQI Youth will follow.
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Nottinghamshire Pride will take place on 25th July 2015 in the Lace Market and Hockley area. Pride last year was a huge success and enabled us to clear away the debts of the previous charity, Nottingham Pride, and everyone who attended played their part in that. Whilst we are now debt free our funds are limited and we still need your support helping us fundraise and, if you feel like it, holding pre-pride events.
Nottinghamshire Pride is so important for our community with reports of hate crime on the rise and young LGBTQ people experiencing bullying at school. Our aim is to make our community Visible and Educate others and ourselves about LGBTQ life in Notts.
We hope you will continue to march with us and stand proud right in the heart of the city.
If you need any further information or have any suggestions click here to get in touch. We will keep you posted about events and the countdown to Nottinghamshire Pride.
Do you have what it takes?
To be a member of the Nottinghamshire Pride Committee you will need to be a team player, be resilient, a good communicator and don’t take no for an answer!
Being part of Nottinghamshire Pride is very rewarding but can be demanding of your time especially as we are still not out of the woods financially.
The current roles available are:
- To help us organise fundraisers.
- Design and develop sponsorship packages for potential sponsors.
- Identify potential sponsors and approach them.
- You will need to be creative in your thinking and requires a high level of engagement with the LGBTQ (and supporters) community.
- To develop a volunteer recruitment and training strategy and campaign.
- To recruit, train and retain volunteers to help us with our fundraising events and on the day of Pride.
- If you are interested in getting involved then please get in touch with a brief outline skills and why you think you’d be good for the role.
These are all unpaid voluntary positions – but it looks good on your CV!
Nottinghamshire Pride 2014 to receive award at the Nottingham Rainbow Heritage Celebration and Awards Evening.
As part of LGBT History Month there will be an evening of celebration and awards organised by Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage. It’s on Tuesday 24th February 7-9 pm in the Nottingham City Council House Ballroom.
There will be displays on various themes, a quiz, stalls and of course an award ceremony. Nottinghamshire Pride 2014 are delighted to be receiving an award.
Why not come along and join in the celebrations. See you there
From 1997 onwards, there has been an annual (or almost annual) festival celebrating the LGBT community.
Beginning in the city, specifically Broad Street, the festival has moved around quite a bit (Nottingham Castle, the. Embankment, the Arboretum and the Forest). Like many Prides around the country, it has been through its fair share of strife, coming to the brink of the abyss a few times before being dragged back.
Unsurprisingly, most of the difficulties have been financial. In recent years, the charity Nottingham Pride became particularly indebted to various companies that had provided services for the festival; as a result of this (and a few other factors), the organisation was closed by the Charity Commission a few weeks after the current committee took the reigns.
Committed to attempting to raise enough money to put on a festival in 2014, the committee continued as Nottinghamshire Pride, and, with a lot of support from lots of people and organisations, the festival went ahead on Saturday 26th July in the Hockley area of Nottingham city centre, echoing the start of Pink Lace seventeen years ago.
With a few modifications, the 2015 event will be even better.