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.

Walking 72 miles to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination in 72 Countries

walking boots

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

Isle of Wight brewery launch Island Pride beer for UK Pride

Xav, Yves, Matt

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

Celebrate Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes on International Women’s Day

betty joe carstairs

Inspirational women on the Isle of Wight are being celebrated today, International Women’s Day. Read some of the stories of these remarkable women who did remarkable things whilst on the Island.

Thursday, 8th March, 2018 8:27am

By Sally Perry

UK Pride 2018: Register now for your free tickets

Love is a human right - iw pride

Isle of Wight Pride is anticipated to be one of the largest free events on the Island in 2018, bringing new visitors with the potential to boost the local economy by hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 7:08am

By Matthew Bundy

Isle of Wight Pride: Call for 12-25 year olds to get involved

youth team pride

Isle of Wight Pride are looking for young people to get involved and help make this year's Pride a fun, inclusive and fully diverse event, reflecting the needs of all of the community.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 4:00pm

By Sally Perry

Vote for Isle of Wight Pride in the Boyz Magazine Awards

Isle of Wight Pride

Your vote counts. Show your support for Isle of Wight Pride, which has been shortlisted in the 2018 Boyz Magazine Awards for best Pride.

Thursday, 25th January, 2018 10:58am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight in Top 40 list of where to holiday in 2018


Sitting among the likes of the Seychelles, the Isle of Wight's party spirit is highlighted in this Top 40 list of where to holiday in 2018.

Monday, 8th January, 2018 9:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride announce exciting joint Pride arts initiative

iw pride deck chair

Another great coup for Isle of Wight Pride as new initiative to enhance the Island’s excellent reputation as an Arts destination.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 7:38am

By Matthew Bundy

Isle of Wight Youth MP gets standing ovation on ‘decriminalisation of homosexuality’ speech

joe davies myp - pride speech

Joe Davies' speech in Youth Parliament yesterday on the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality opened with a dedication to the Isle of Wight Pride team. His rousing speech resulted in a standing ovation.

Saturday, 11th November, 2017 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride Slide: Book your slot now on the Ryde Slide

Ryde slide photo - Pink Flamingo

Book your slot now for the Isle of Wight Pride Slide - a collaborative event with the Wightlink Ryde Slide and Isle of Wight Pride.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 3:12pm

By Matthew Bundy

UK Pride 2018 comes to the Isle of Wight after win (update 3)

iow pride uk pride

Isle of Wight Pride, who held their first event this year, has been chosen to host UKPride in 2018. Congratulations to all involved.

Sunday, 22nd October, 2017 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride bid to host UK Pride in 2018

Isle of Wight Pride

Isle of Wight Pride is one of six Pride organisations who have have thrown their hat into the ring to host UK Pride in 2018.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 6:59am

By Steve Taylor with 2 readers' comments