Netty Wendt April 2, 2020

Pride in Hull has announced it’s bid to host the Europe’s biggest LGBTI celebration 2023. EuroPride takes place in a different city every year, attracting hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe to celebrate all things LGBTI. Like the Olympics, the event has an opening and closing ceremony. EuroPride also incorporates an HIV vigil and human rights conference along with a vast programme of LGBTI-based activities. 

If Hull is chosen, the organisers plan a year of rainbow-studded events in this diverse city which was UK city of culture in 2017 and that same year had the honour of hosting the first ever UK Pride.

Matt Walton, Chair of Pride in Hull believes there’s never been a better time to bid for this glittering prize. Matt stated “The volunteer team behind Pride in Hull have proven time and time again that we know how to put on a safe, fun and spectacular celebration” adding “We’ve faced huge changes as a city and a nation – from Brexit to the current situation with coronavirus lockdown- but the Pride in Hull committee absolutely believe in the city’s passion to build bridges and reconnect people”.

The planning team were devastated to have to cancel this years Pride in Hull due to coronavirus but believe this bid will give everyone something to look forward to. 

The team will soon be unveiling more about how people can get involved and get behind the bid. People will be invited to write letters of support and submit ideas for events and venues. Chair Matt Walton went on to say “We’ve seen the power of the rainbow to bring hope in the past couple of weeks, and we know that EuroPride in Hull would be such a source of joy and hope for all.”