ABOUT MARGATE PRIDE

Margate Pride CIC is a culture and arts-led pride, a celebration of LGBTQIA+ life and a platform to continue the fight for equality and to challenge prejudice.

Set up in 2016 as a Community Interest Company (CIC)

Organised by a team of year-round volunteers

Week long queer culture and arts-festival leading up to Pride weekend with year-round activity and partnerships

Arts programme to provide a platform for celebrating and nurturing the best LGBTQIA+ artists

Margate Pride is not just a parade for the day. It’s an expression of the whole community.

Legacy building activity in Margate and Thanet

Community partnered projects including with Ageless Thanet, BeYou Project

MISSION

To promote the visibility of Margate’s LGBTQIA+ community by delivering inclusive, safe and enjoyable annual Pride celebrations in Margate and beyond

VISION

Margate Pride envisions a world in which all LGBTQIA+ people live safely and openly as our whole selves in the communities we call home.

MANIFESTO

Be fully inclusive of all sections of the LGBTQIA+ community
Provide the most accessible a Pride as possible
Zero tolerance of racism, sexism, ableism, ageism
Provide a celebration of LGBTQIA+ life and a platform to continue the fight for equality and to challenge prejudice
Contribute to Margate and community cohesion
Establish Margate Pride on a sustainable footing and grow the festival over time to serve better the needs of Margate’s LGBTQIA+ community and promote Margate as a beacon to the world
To be a green pride, by reusing, recycling materials, sourcing ecological materials and partnering with organisations/individuals who share our values
Continued engagement throughout the year to enhance & affirm our local advocacy, by developing relationships with community groups, local businesses and individuals throughout Margate and beyond

Use arts & culture to celebrate

expressions of diverse thoughts and identities

Everyone is welcome – it is everyone’s Pride. We are always learning.