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For press enquires and insights into LGBT+ issues and media appearances please contact us directly on 0843 886 3181 or through our contact form.


The first Reading Pride event took place on 4th September 2004 founded by a group of dedicated campaigners. Since then the festival has grown from strength to strength. In 2007 the introduction of a Parade (originally arranged by the Wynford Arms) through Reading. The organisation has since its founding become a central source of LGBT+ expert insight and pioneers a visible resource for LGBT+ information to press enquiries nationally and internationally.

In 2017 Reading Pride adopted the "Love Unites" festival brand building the on ideals of uniting everyone together to stamp out hate which Reading Pride Chairman Paul Britt brought in with a new fresh brand paying homage to the civil rights campaign marshaled by Shepherd Fairey's Hope Poster..

Mikey Russell Reading Pride's principle web designer rolled out a stronger strategic online presence including the pioneering educational work carried out by MyUmbrella LGBT+ which he steers forward as a trustee.

Since then Reading Pride "Love Unites Festival" has enjoyed international coverage including many brands adopting the Love Unites inclusion brand into their support for LGBT+ people globally.