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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.
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
The Drag queen Conchita, who won Eurovision in 2014 for Austria with her song ‘Rise Like A Pheonix’, is heading to the Isle of Wight in July to headline at IW and UK Pride 2018.
Friday, 4th May, 2018 12:03am
By Matthew Bundy with 2 readers' comments
Breakout Youth has been provided an essential support network and a safe place for vulnerable and isolated LGBTQ+ young Islanders, helping them to explore and resolve issues affecting their lives. With funding by the IWC now cut, the future is looking very bleak.
Friday, 27th April, 2018 5:12pm
By Michael Salmon with one comment
Isle of Wight Pride trustee, Matt Bundy and his partner Joe walked 72 miles non-stop around the Isle of Wight at the weekend, and with each mile completed, they dedicated it to a country where being LGBT+ is still illegal.
Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 12:59pm
By Sally Perry with one comment
There are still 72 Countries across the globe where being LGBT is against the law. An Isle of Wight Pride Trustee and his partner Joe are embarking on a 72 mile walk to increase awareness of the issue and raise funds for Isle of Wight Pride.
Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 8:21am
By Matthew Bundy with one comment
Goddards are releasing a special beer to celebrate the Isle of Wight hosting UK Pride 2018. Organisers hope the beer can return for future Pride events.
Friday, 30th March, 2018 1:54pm
By Sophia Whittle with 3 readers' comments