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Local LGBTQ+ events

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.

Local Prides

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 beyou@porchlight.org.uk

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: