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.

Only one councillor didn’t support Isle of Wight Pride last night: Here’s why

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After last night's IWC near-unanimous vote to support Isle of Wight Pride, OnTheWight caught up with the only councillor who didn't vote to support it. His arguments ... lacked a little depth.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride 2018: How you can get involved

Isle of Wight Pride

Exciting news from team Isle of Wight Pride as the winners of the photo competition (in partnership with Dimbola Museum and Galleries) are announced, along with details for 2018!

Friday, 1st September, 2017 8:00pm

By Matthew Bundy

Isle of Wight Pride: Organisers blown away by support (video and HD photos)

Isle of Wight Pride

TeamPride have been blown away by the reaction and response from the Island’s community to the very first isle of Wight Pride event. See our photos and video from the glorious day and find out how you can help make it happen again next year.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 6:43pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride: Volunteers needed to help set up and take down

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Call for volunteers today (Friday) and Sunday to help set up and take down the first Isle of Wight Pride. Also see details of the handful of tickets that are still available for the VIP arena and the evening event.

Friday, 14th July, 2017 10:24am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride Parade – register now to take part

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Find out more about the Isle of Wight Pride Parade and how you can get involved.

Monday, 19th June, 2017 9:48am

By Matthew Bundy

Isle of Wight Pride announce new Arts Festival

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Fantastic news as Isle of Wight Pride team up with redTIE theatre and the Apollo theatre to create an amazing Isle of Wight Pride Arts Festival in the heart of Newport in the run-up to the main event next month.

Monday, 12th June, 2017 6:27pm

By Matthew Bundy

WightAid Foundation spreads the love

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Three more organisations on the Isle of Wight have benefited from donations from the WightAID Foundation.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 3:26pm

By Rachel O’Rourke

Isle of Wight Pride: Line up announced and VIP tickets on sale


The organising committee announce their headliners for the 2017 Isle of Wight Pride event, which takes place on 15th July in Ryde.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 5:00pm

By Matthew Bundy with one comment

The country responds to Andrew Turner’s comments on homosexuality


The response to OnTheWight breaking the story about Andrew Turner's 'homosexuality is wrong' comment have been rapid and furious. It's all over the nationals, raising much comment.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 54 readers' comments

Homosexuality ‘wrong’ and ‘dangerous to society’ says Isle of Wight MP claims college students (updated)

Andrew Turner MP puppy

While visiting A-level students today (that's 2017), Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner is said by one of the students there to have told them that Homosexuality was 'wrong' and 'dangerous to society'. Here's the detail.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 2:37pm

By Sally Perry with 134 readers' comments

#LoveWins photographic competition launched by IW Pride

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This competition invites photographers to take a photo inspired by the theme of either 'Pride on the Isle of Wight' or #LoveWins.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 5:32pm

By Matthew Bundy

Isle of Wight Pride launch events raise over £1,200

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Over 400 people engaged with the Isle of Wight Pride team last weekend and over £1,200 was raised which will help ensure a safe, exciting event for the Island in July this year.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 1:18pm

By Matthew Bundy