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Portsmouth to host UK Pride in 2025 following successful bid

Tally Aslam, Portsmouth Pride Chair

Portsmouth is set to host its largest Pride event ever in 2025, following Portsmouth Pride’s win to host UK Pride for that year.

The event, planned to take place on Saturday 7 June 2025, will be the largest gathering of the city’s LGBTQ+ community and its allies in history.

People from across the county will follow the event with interest as the city hosts UK Pride 2025.

UK Pride will be more than just one day; events leading up to the main day event, including a week of Pride and various events for the community to engage with, will take place too.

CP, the Vice Chair of Portsmouth Pride, said:

“Bidding to host UK Pride has been a labour of love and it’s been my privilege to lead the bid team made up of such incredibly talented and committed volunteers, as well as working with our stakeholders across the city who have supported our bid.

“The competition was intense and we were up against some great cities but we’re so honoured to have been awarded the title and looking forward to putting Portsmouth Pride on national display in 2025.”

The journey to winning the bid to host UK Pride in 2025 began in October 2022, with volunteers from across the Pride team and partner organisations from across Portsmouth supporting efforts to achieve this moment.

It has been a real team effort from an array of volunteers driven to make the city a more inclusive and diverse place to live and love. 

Andi Herring, Co-Chair of UK Pride Organisers Network (UKPON), said:

"The UK Pride Organisers Network members selected Portsmouth Pride to be the host of UK Pride 2025 with a strong majority. The UKPON board are excited with the activities and events Portsmouth have laid out in their bid. This will really aid in championing their message of Pride being more than just one day."

Listen to Pompey Pride Vice Chair CP Robinson on Express Breakfast discussing the huge news here.

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