We organised the first ever Congleton Pride event in July 2019. Divina de Campo gave us a performance to remember, and many other musical acts kept the excitement and atmosphere going all day while the public browsed round the stalls run by local LGBTQ-friendly organisations and businesses. We're now making plans for the next one on
Saturday 17 July 2021.
Our team who have organised Congleton Pride chose to do so because having spoken to various local people in and around Congleton, we discovered that a lot of LGBTQ+ individuals feel unsafe being themselves and expressing their sexual orientation/gender identity. Our hope has been to show everyone what the LGBTQ+ community is all about and give them a better understanding of it, in turn hopefully stopping any prejudice. Congleton should be a safe place for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, age or disability, and we are hoping that our pride event helps to enforce this. It is important to us that everyone understands the history of the LGBTQ+ community and how hard they had to fight to get where they are today within society. However, we named our event Congleton Pride because we want every individual in Congleton to have Pride!