It's Pride month, and there are so many incredible LGBTQIA+ events to check out this Summer!
I love celebrating Pride every year, and it's such a special time of year for me.
7 years ago I came out as bisexual- and I think everyone should feel happy and proud to be themselves, always!
In this post, I've put together 6 LGBTQIA+ events to check out this Summer.
The Summer months are a fantastic time to celebrate Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Not only is June Pride month, but outdoor events are always so much fun when the sun is shining and everyone's mood is light and happy!
1. Brighton Pride
Every year, Brighton Pride gets bigger and better- and it's an internationally-known Pride festival!
This year, Brighton Pride takes place from the 5 to 7 August.
There is always amazing entertainment at Brighton Pride, and this year Christina Aguilera is performing!
If you're part of the community or you want to support the LGBTQIA+ community, this is a fantastic chance to enjoy some great music acts and support Pride 2022.
2. Leeds Pride
I don't live too far away from Leeds, so Leeds Pride is definitely one I could check out this year!
This event is taking place on the 7 August with a local Pride festival that showcases everything this big city has to offer, including plenty of performances and live music for locals and people travelling to Leeds for the day.
I love the Summer months, but the UK weather can be quite unpredictable.
Luckily, most days in August are relatively warm- and I can't wait to visit Leeds Pride!
3. Bristol Pride
Bristol Pride is taking place from the 25 June to 10 July for a 2-week celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community!
This sounds like such a great event to check out this Summer, and I really want to head to this Pride festival this year.
You could go for the day or spend 2 weeks exploring this city.
4. York Pride
York Pride is happening on the 18 June, and the whole LGBTQIA+ will be involved for North Yorkshire's biggest Pride event.
I also live very near to York, and this event is an amazing opportunity to support the local community for me!
You can choose whether you want to join the Pride parade or just enjoy the festival at the end.
Even though this event happens in June each year, York haven't always been blessed with good weather- and in 2019 it chucked it down all day!
5. Pride Edinburgh
Edinburgh Pride is a historic LGBTQIA+ event for the UK. Head to Edinburgh on the 25 June for an event full of diversity, inclusivity and fun celebrations.
This event started back in the 1980s and it has been running every year since then, reaching out to LGBTQIA+ people everywhere and making sure that everyone feels happy to be themselves.
6. Birmingham Pride
As a very diverse city, Birmingham is known for its fun and inclusive LGBTQIA+ Pride event!
Taking place on the 24 and 25 September this year, you could get involved in the full Birmingham Pride Parade or head to the LGBTQIA+ village for lots of entertainment.
This year, Becky Hill will be performing at Birmingham Pride- and this festival is for members of the LGBTQIA+ and their supporters.
Are you heading to any LGBTQIA+ events this Summer? Do you have any LGBTQIA+ events to recommend for Pride month 2022? Let me know if you're checking out any of these LGBTQIA+ events this year!