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About Pride

Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community. Since our first Festival attendance has grown steadily year on year with up to 10,000 people visiting the event as well as participating in the Pride parade.

Reading Pride Overview

The Committee

Reading Pride is run by a team of dedicated volunteers with a variety of skills and experience. The Committee works throughout the year to support the community and plan the Parade & Festival.

Click Here to find out more about the Committee and how to get involved.

Mission Statement

At Reading Pride, the aims of our charity are to promote equality and diversity, advance education and eliminate discrimination in relation to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Assosciated (LGBT+) people. We work for the benefit of the community in Reading and around the Thames Valley. The purpose of Reading Pride is to raise awareness on issues affecting LGBT persons, by staging an annual festival.

We also support other charitable and voluntary organisations within the community throughout the year, developing an environment in favour of LGBT equality by providing information, advice and support.