Isle of Wight Pride

The very first Isle of Wight Pride took place on the Island on 15th July 2017.

It was a hugely successful day attracting visitors from around the Island and across the water. Soon after the event, a date for 2018 was announced: Saturday 21st July.

The 2018 event will also incorporate UK Pride for the first time after winning a competition to host the event.

Below are some of the articles published through OnTheWight mentioning Isle of Wight Pride.

‘Out On An Island’ seeking LGBTQ+ stories with an Isle of Wight connection over last 100 years

out on an island

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia we have news of this great new project.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 3:04pm

By Caroline Diamond with one comment

Isle of Wight Pride is back for 2019

IW pride save the date 2019

After it was announced the main Pride event would not happen this year, the new Trustees have now announced it will go ahead. Details within.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 8:29am

By Andy Newman with one comment

No main Isle of Wight Pride event for 2019

iw pride samba band

The announcement was made following Saturday's AGM. Other events will take place throughout the year building towards a main Pride event in 2020. Cllr Love addresses the homophobic comments made on social media.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Pride: Call for Trustees and Volunteers

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Isle of Wight Pride are on the lookout for new Trustees and more volunteers to help this year's event follow on the success of previous years. If you'd like to get involved let them know by 16th March. Details within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 3:52pm

By Sally Perry

Video: Wonderful Isle of Wight Pride feature on BBC’s InsideOut

iw pride inside out segment

There are some touching and heartfelt stories in this great feature on the BBC's Inside Out programme about this year's Isle of Wight and UK Pride.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

BBC1 screening offers unique insight into UKPride 2018

uk pride

Commissioned by Solent Productions, working with Solent University students, this segment on BBC1's Inside Out programme will provide a unique insight into UKPride2018 which took place on the Isle of Wight this summer.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Pride and UK Pride a huge success (Photos/Video)

IW Pride

The second ever Isle of Wight Pride was a huge success, with a rise in the number of people attending as well as entertainment and activities. See OnTheWight's photo gallery and videos.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 9:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Caroline Lucas MP makes last visit to the Isle of Wight as Green Party co-leader

Caroline Lucas on the IW

Green Party co-leader and MP, Caroline Lucas, was on the Isle of Wight again last weekend, this time in support of Isle of Wight Pride.

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 11:22am

By Vix Lowthion

Isle of Wight and UK Pride: Your guide to what’s on offer this week

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This year's Pride is bigger, better promises a huge amount of family friendly fun, from the Parade through the town to the full day and evening of entertainment. Check out our guide to what's on offer.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 11:09am

By Sally Perry

Queer Question Time heads to Newport tonight: Grab the last free tickets

qqt set up on stage

There is still time to get your free ticket for tonight's (Monday) Queer Question Time event in Newport.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:05pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight and UKPRIDE Arts Festival

iwpride winter pride

Quay Arts is bursting to full with fabulous artwork as part of Isle of Wight and UK Pride. Downstairs and up have some great pieces of artwork on display until 24th July, including the Winter Pride national competition winners.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:36am

By Matthew Bundy

Call for young Islanders to take part in #IOWnmydestiny art competition

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Isle of Wight school children of all ages, including those who are home schooled are invited to take part in an art comp as part of Isle of Wight Pride.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 4:45pm

By Natalie Pettifer with 2 readers' comments