Want to get more involved with your local LGBTQ+ community but don’t know where to start? Going to events can be a good way to meet new people and feel part of a wider, inclusive community.
We’ll update this page regularly with LGBTQ+ event listings in Kent and Medway.
The first Pride parades were political rallies, held to increase LGBTQ+ visibility and to protest against prejudice in society. You can find out more about the history of Pride here.
Today Pride parades, festivals and parties are still political events – where LGBTQ+ people can come together, make a statement by being themselves in public and continue to fight for equality – but they are also a brilliant opportunity to celebrate in a safe, inclusive environment.
Many Pride events are traditionally held in June, which is Pride month, although in Kent some events take place later in the summer.
Other local LGBTQ+ events
Are you running an event for LGBTQ+ young people in Kent or Medway? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT History Month
February is LGBT History Month in the UK and lots of events take place across the county – and the country – every year. Here are some places to find event listings for the next LGBT History Month:
- The LGBT History Month website features an events calendar which you can filter by event location. See the listings here: lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/event-calendar
- The University of Kent hosts lots of events every year – many of them are free to attend and open to all. Take a look at their website a bit closer to the time to find out more: www.kent.ac.uk/studentsupport/lgbthm.html