Swindon's Pride Month 2020

Pride Window Competition

We would like to invite all businesses and organisations to decorate your windows and buildings for the month of August, to show your support for Swindon and Wiltshire Pride.

 

Although our LGBTQ+ Festival can't go ahead this year we still wanted to celebrate by bringing back our Pride window competition. Pictured below are our winners from last year Ipsum- A Mental health & wellbeing charity, with their amazing Pride display.

 

There will be a prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place so be sure to submit your photos to us and download the official Pride sign to put in your PRIDE window to be entered. (Click here to download)

 

Speak to your employer, local businesses and get involved. Think big, think rainbow flags, a message of diversity and lots of colour. Create a display to be proud of and good luck

Please send us your photos by the 7th August 2020

Email here

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Pride Garden Party

Although our LGBTQ+ Festival can't go ahead this year we still think it's important for us all to celebrate Pride in a safe way.

 

That's why we are encouraging you all to hold a Pride Garden Party at home. Hanging up your Pride flags, decorating with bunting and celebrating Pride from the safety of your own home with the people you love.

How you can raise money for Pride with your garden party.

You can be as creative as you want, you might ask those  who attend your garden party to donate the cost of a drink,  or you might want to take part in a ice bucket challenge where the money raised go to Swindon & Wiltshire Pride the list is endless.

 

You can make your donations via PayPal

https://www.swindonwiltshirepride.co.uk/donate

Please ensure you follow the government guidelines regarding social bubbles and socially distancing and please send us your photos of how you are celebrating to community@swindonwiltshirepride.co.uk 

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Pride Window Winner 2019

Ipsum-Mental Health and wellbeing charity

Pride Window runner up 2019

Bridal Boutique 

Pride Window runner up 2019

Sew Craft

Pride Window runner up 2019

Sarah Belle Bridal

The Pride flag and it's colours
 

The rainbow flag (also known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag) is a rainbow flag that is used as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) pride and LGBTQ social movements. Other older uses of rainbow flags include a symbol of peace. The colors reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community, as the flag is often used as a symbol of gay pride during LGBTQ rights marches. While this use of the rainbow flag originated in San Francisco, it is now used worldwide.

Originally devised by artist Gilbert Baker, the design has undergone several revisions since its debut in 1978, first to remove colors then restore them based on availability of fabrics. The traditional and still most common variant consists of six stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The flag is typically flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as it would be in a natural rainbow. (Below)

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