Congleton Pride wants to ensure that LGBTQIA+ people feel welcome and safe to be open and celebrate who they are in Congleton. This goes beyond a big annual Pride celebration and social events.

We aim to support the LGBTQIA+ community in the Congleton area day-to-day, and be a ‘trusted friend’ that can provide help where needed, or signpost you to it. We’re building connections with other groups in our community and beyond to help us do this.

We are early in this part of our journey and would like to build up more services and information for LGBTQIA+ people. If you know of any resources or organisations that might help, please get in touch with us at Thank you.

In order to help people who have been harassed or abused for being LGBTQIA+ in Congleton, we have been working with Cheshire Police and received training to become a Hate Crime Reporting Centre.

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Churches at Congleton Pride

We have worked with several Congleton churches to gain assurances that they are welcoming LGBTQIA+people into their congregations.

We’re also committed to creating a network of Safer Spaces in Congleton for LGBTQIA+ people.

Although we’re still in the process of building up this support network, we can recommend some places to get in contact with if you’re having difficulty with anything to do with gender, orientation or intersex characteristics, or how people around you treat you because of them. You can talk to trained LGBTQIA+ specialist counsellors at Switchboard (0800 0119 100) or the Terrence Higgins Trust (0808 802 1221).