16th May 2022
Are you ready for March with Pride 2022?! LCR Pride Foundation return with the city’s first in-person march since 2019, taking place on Saturday 30th July 2022, ahead of the Pride in Liverpool festival.
Prior to the pandemic, the event saw more than 12,000 members of the city region’s LGBT+ community and its allies come together. Marching in solidarity, they both celebrated and protested against the prejudice and inequalities faced by LGBT+ people in the UK and across the globe.
Pride has always been a protest and that is why Liverpool City Region’s march remains the centrepiece of our annual event.Andi Herring – CEO and Co-Founder of LCR Pride Foundation
LCR Pride Foundation support the Liverpool City Region. Established in 2019, their aim is to make Liverpool the most LGBT+ friendly region in the UK!
Championing the rights of LGBT+ people living in and visiting the region, they fight to highlight the daily barriers the queer community face and create an inclusive culture for all to enjoy and participate. They hold a diverse programme of events, initiatives and campaigns all year round.
Sadly, both the 2020 and 2021 March with Pride and Pride in Liverpool events were cancelled due to the pandemic. That didn’t stop the LCR Pride Foundation, who instead staged a virtual march. Comprising of videos of individuals marching, cheering and holding placards in their own homes and workplaces, they reached over 2 million people!
Now that the pandemic is (seemingly) more under control, they’re back on the road. Hopefully, they are coming back stronger than ever, as they rally against recent issues in the UK; the exclusion of Trans and Non-Binary people from the Government’s conversion practices ban and negative comments from Boris Johnson around Trans peoples’ rights. It’s evident there’s still more to do to try and heal the rifts in our society.
While we are excited to physically come together in the spirit of celebration for the first time in almost three years, we will also march to highlight and protest the discrimination, danger and inequality that the LGBT+ community is facing in the UK and beyond.Andi Herring – CEO and Co-Founder of LCR Pride Foundation
Members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike are welcome! If you are rocking up with a couple of friends or just popping along alone, you can join the march at any time, without needing to register in advance. If you want to join as a group – maybe as a society – you should register online by Friday 15th July.
When we come together in July, we will show that we are unified and we will march against prejudice, inequality and LGBT+-phobia in all its forms.Andi Herring – CEO and Co-Founder of LCR Pride Foundation
Images by David Wesley Yates, used with permission from LCR Pride Foundation.