With Pride being unable to take place this year, both Regent Street and GAY TIMES hope to honour people’s memories of the parade and all those who have and continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights, whilst celebrating all things LGBTQ+.
This weekend, Regent Street, one of London’s best-loved destinations, and GAY TIMES, are joining forces to celebrate the spirit and history of Pride, launching a digital community gallery initiative called ‘Memories of Pride’. The partnership aims to capture the spirit of Pride, connecting the LGBTQ+ community and allies through personal memories, images and the ever important history of the parade.
With Pride this year looking a little different, the LGBTQ+ community no longer has a global celebration in which to come together and show solidarity within physical spaces. In isolation, issues surrounding self identification and sexuality have been heightened, without essential support systems that are so crucially needed.
Regent Street & GAY TIMES want to mark this annual event and give a platform to those issues by heroing memories from across Pride’s 50-year history, honouring all those who have and continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights and celebrating all things LGBTQ+ with friends and family.
The campaign will see a curated gallery of memories, experiences, images and more hosted on both GAY TIMES and Regent Street platforms. The ambition is to document five decades of Pride memories so the community and allies can look back at the protests, parades and celebrations that have paved the way for the next generation of queer people.
LGBTQ+ people of all ages will have fond memories of proudly marching down Regent Street and ‘Memories of Pride’ is an opportunity to share those treasured moments with the rest of the community and the world.
To enter, audiences need to visit gaytimes.co.uk/memoriesofpride to submit their memories, images and other stories to be considered for inclusion in the gallery. Alternatively, images can be emailed directly to [email protected]