PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride

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PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
About York Pride
York Pride is a registered charity run by volunteers and trustees.

Our aims and objectives are:
To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit and in
particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual
orientation and gender identity of those living in York and the
surrounding areas in particular but not exclusively by:
1) raising awareness and educating the public about the issues and
difficulties affecting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) people;

2) cultivating a sentiment in favour of equality and diversity in particular through celebrating the diversity of
the LGBT+ community; and

3) staging an annual LGBT festival and smaller events, including regular social events for the LGBT+
community in a safe environment throughout the year.

4) providing funding and or grants and or donations to other charitable and voluntary organisations which
the trustees shall from time to time determine.

York Pride is a registered charity which aims to promote equality,
diversity and advances in education, in order to eliminate
discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
(LGBT+) Community.

York Pride raises awareness of LGBT+ issues by promoting and staging
events, taking part in campaigning and commentary in the media, and
providing support to other LGBT+ charities and voluntary
organisations. We also promote the provision of information, advice
and support that celebrate LGBT+ lives and history. We aim for York to
be a place where everybody knows that the diversity offered by the
LGBT+ community is something to be celebrated and in which LGBT+ people can feel safe and accepted.

                                                        We believe that inclusiveness improves self-esteem
                                                        and provides a sense of belonging, which helps to
                                                        diminish the psychological effects of discrimination
                                                        faced by individuals in daily life.

                                                        Our summer Pride event, which takes place within a
                                                        Pride festival week, provides our main platform for a
                                                        celebration of the diversity of the LGBT+ community in
                                                        a context of entertainment, inclusivity and fun. The
                                                        event is a focus for the visibility of the LGBT community
                                                        in York and provides an opportunity to draw attention
                                                        to important LGBT issues.

                                                    York Pride is operated by a small team of unpaid
volunteers who are working hard to continue to improve Pride for the benefit of the LGBT+ and wider
community. We depend upon sponsorship, donations from events, local businesses and supporters and the
money we raise through our fundraising activities.

We are always keen to improve what we do and to be welcoming to all members of the community. If you
have any comments or feedback or would like to get involved in any way, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact or fill out our online event questionnaire.
PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
Schools to Proudly Lead York Pride Parade
                                            Following months of national media coverage regarding LGBT+
                                            inclusive relationship education in schools, teachers and students
                                            from 25 local schools and colleges will lead the York Pride
                                            parade from York Minster to the Knavesmire on Saturday 8th June.

                                            Students from all the York state secondary schools, Selby,
                                            Tadcaster, Malton and Ryedale, several local independent
                                            schools and York College and Askham Bryan will congregate at
                                            the beginning of the Parade in order to celebrate LGBT equality
                                            and inclusivity.

From the 25 schools and colleges, over 1000 school children and teachers are expected to participate in
York Pride this year, following a historical 2017 when York Pride became the first Pride in the world to have
students and teachers from all the schools in the city take part in the Parade.

Greg Stephenson, Chair of York Pride said: “It is so fantastic to see the continuing support from schools for
York Pride and the values it represents. As many will be aware, the last few months have seen a lot of
controversial and inflammatory remarks made about teaching about LGBT issues in schools, and this kind of
support from York and the surrounding areas is really touching to see. It shows that no matter what is put out
on social media and in the tabloids, people from across all spectrums are committed to equality and
diversity, and are proud to teach tolerance and acceptance.’

Julian Rudd, Vice Chair of York Pride, added 'For many of us involved with York Pride, we didn't feel able to
come out at school and it wasn't an easy time for us. We have worked closely with local schools to make sure
that lgbt students in York and surrounding towns feel supported. The participation of schools in the Pride
parade helps show this very clearly.'
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PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
York Pride Line Up 2019
                              Gareth Gates
                              In 2002, Gareth was famously runner-up to Will Young in the UK’s first Pop
                              Idol. Instead of disappearing into ‘pop oblivion’, he carved out a very
                              successful career for himself, having hits and travelling worldwide. Gareth
                              sold 5 million records worldwide, released three albums and had five UK
                              number-one singles. He won record of the year in 2002 and with that had
                              the second best-selling single of the ‘noughties’ with ‘Unchained Melody’.

                              This year Gareth has just finished touring the UK with Footloose the Musical,
                              where he played the comedy role for the first time! He loved it.

Rozalla is a dance music performer / artiste. Her worldwide hit Everybody's
Free in 1993 lead her the nickname “Queen of Rave”. Which went top 10 in
over 30 countries. Rozalla has always been performing and now she is back
recording new material.

In 2013 Rozalla re-released ‘Everybody’s Free’ with a more fresh and
cutting edge up to date version the single. It was re produced by chart
producer David Anthony and ‘Everybody’s Free’ 2013 was re-born and was
supported worldwide by djs and her fans.

                              Bang Bang Romeo
                              Fronted by vocal powerhouse Anastasia Walker and featuring Ross
                              Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums), Bang Bang Romeo are a
                              propelling force for female-fronted bands in a male dominated industry,
                              and a strong and open voice for the LGBT community.

                              Anastasia's "once in 20 years voice" is unrivalled and the group's larger-
                              than-life performances are sending audiences wild.

                              The band are supporting P!NK on her UK & European tour summer 19.

Eva Iglesias
We are delighted to present the absolute powerhouse….. Eva Iglesias!

Her singing career started some 10 years ago where she gave an
impromptu performance at Sparkles Cabaret Bar in Gran Canaria where she
brought the house down to a standing ovation. This performance lead to Eva
being asked to host and perform on the main stage at Gran Canaria Pride
each May, which she has done for the last 8 years.

                              Eric Spike
                              Eric has been working tirelessly for the past 5 years on his producing skills,
                              writing his own songs & for others, also figuring out is identity in the dance

                              He progressively cultivated his style and approach to his tunes, while
                              plotting his moves to bigger and better things. His main aim is to build a
                              solid yet unique reputation for his music. Describing his style as Dance
                              Music with a sense of Deep House & Baseline, but with his own unique
                              elements, he also appreciates all types of genres as it influences his music
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Freddie Mercury (Tribute)
                         A Tribute to Queens’ front man Freddie Mercury, delivering an explosive
                         performance that will leave you rocking.

Abba (Tribute)
A Tribute to Abba’s leading ladies - With the music of ABBA now firmly back in
the spotlight following the release of the the global phenomenon that is the
musical Mamma Mia! and the movies Mamma Mia! The Movie and more recently
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. You're sure to be having the time of your life.

                         DJ Rory Hoy
                         Officially York Pride’s longest serving act our DJ Rory Hoy will kick off the
                         afternoons entertainment as the Parade arrives onsite. Rory is a multi award-
                         winning Music Producer/DJ and Film Maker. His music career has seen him
                         producing 5 critically acclaimed albums and numerous EP’s, Singles, Remixes
                         and Collaborations with other artists worldwide on various worldwide labels.

                         “Totally Cool” Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook)

Owain Wyn Evans – Host
Back for his third year at York Pride – Unapologetically flamboyant Owain is a
familiar face to audiences across Yorkshire as one of the main weather presenters
for BBC Look North.

Owain has spoken out about homophobic abuse received on Twitter for his
presenting style and continues to be vocal in his support the LGBTQ community.
In 2017 Owain celebrated International Drag Day by giving a drag queen-themed
forecast that pays tribute to drag queens and RuPaul's Drag Race.

                         Kira Live – Host
                         Kira is a singer, DJ and host from Leeds. She has performed and hosted prides
                         throughout the UK. She currently works on LGBT scenes in a number of cities
                         DJ’ing, singing and hosting karaoke nights.

                         Kira also hosts your favourite karaoke night here in York every Monday night at
                         Thomas bar. This year will be Kira’s third time at York Pride.

Mamma Bear – Host
‘Mamma Bear’ is an international multi award winning Drag performer/DJ and a
founding member of the ‘Lady Bears of Leeds’ Drag cabaret duet.

Mamma Bear can be found filling dance floors as your cuddly phat DJ/Host across
the country. Mamma’s also DJ’d and performed at Maspolomas Pride over the
past few years and hosted many Pride events in the UK.
PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
British Leather Brand Zatchels launch Pride Collection
(in support of York Pride)

With only weeks to go until the national Pride celebrations kick start, British leather and accessories brand
Zatchels are proud to announce the launch of their Pride Collection. Made in the UK these high-quality
leather bags are designed for everyone to wear and celebrate Pride.

Each bag design is decorated with
the iconic ‘Pride’ rainbow flag. The
collection has been designed and
inspired with support from members
of the Zatchels team, fans of the
brand and by working with LGBT+
bloggers and influencers with a
special mention to Caroline Barry,
freelance journalist & Blogger.

The Zatchels Pride Collection will launch on Friday 31st May 2019 online at and within
their York Store (located on The Shambles, York) 20% of all Pride Collection sales will be donated to York
Pride. Zatchels have partnered with York Pride and plan on-going support of the organisation and event
throughout the summer months.

                                    Greg Stephenson, Chair of York Pride said “We are incredibly proud to be
                                    partnering with Zatchels on their Pride range. It is always great
                                    establishing new relationships with companies who really value the
                                    importance of equality and diversity, and the fact that the organisation is
                                    donating 20% of bag sales to York Pride is brilliant. York Pride exists
                                    because of volunteers, sponsors, and fundraising initiatives, so this money
                                    will really benefit the event. Whilst there are numerous ways the money
                                    will be used, one of our current priorities is to enhance the A/V during the
                                    Parade given its mammoth growth over the past few years, and extra
funding for this will be really helpful.”

Dean Clarke and Brian Brady Zatchels Directors said “The whole team here at our Zatchels factory are proud
to support York Pride and the various worthwhile causes they in-turn support. We’ve had a great deal of fun
producing the bags displaying the iconic colours of Pride. As a UK business and employer we feel it’s
important to promote equality in all it’s forms
and we believe these designs are a celebration
of Just that. We look forward to showcasing
these bags to the world”

To view the Pride collection call into Zatchels York at 18 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ or visit
PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
PRIDE GUIDE 2019 - York Pride
Alzheimers Society       B16                  LNER (AKT)           O18               The Portal Bookshop         O6
 Amnesty International      O13                 LNER (CALM)           O16                 The Retreat York          B29
        Anaplan             B11             Martin House Hospice      O19                    TheGayUK               Y12
 Askham Bryan College       R11                  Mermaids             V8                        TLC                 B28
                                           Middlesbrough Diocese
           Bar              Y1                                                             Trans Mission            R16
                                              LGBT+ Outreach          V6
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly      Y14                                                      Turvill’s funfair & catering   B10
                                                 Middletons           B4
       Barnardos            B2                                                       Turvill’s funfair & catering   O12
                                                 Minster FM           R10
    BBC Radio York          BBC                                                      Turvill’s funfair & catering   V9
                                          Mr Whippy soft ice cream    O1
       Bi Pride UK          O3                                                            United Response           R15
                                                  Nan's Van           O20
     Billie and Ben         Y9                                                           University of York         O5
                                            Naomi's Stained Glass     B12
   Blathnat Jewellery       B13                                                                Usdaw                B14
                                                     NEU              V5
     Bongos Baskets         B31                                                        Victoria Fashions Hull       O9
                                             Nice n tasty catering    G5
  Breast Friends York       O14                                                           Wood Fire Dine            Y7
                                                 Ninja_Coffee         G7
Cancer research tombola     R3             North Yorkshire Fire and                       Woodland Trust            V12
Care Quality Commission     Y10                Rescue Service         B1                 York City UNISON           R18
    Cat Tower Crafts        Y8              North Yorkshire Police                     York Fair Trade Forum        V10
                                               LGBT+ network          B1
Changing Lives (Oaktrees)   B25                                                          York Green Party           R21
                                            North Yorkshire Scouts    G8
  City of York Council      R13                                                          York In Recovery           B26
                                           Pocklington Arts Centre    O8
   Co-op Funeralcare        G1                                                           York Labour Party          R6
                                                 Pretty Plaits        O15
   Costco Wholesale         B15                                                          York LGBT Forum            Y3
                                              Pride       R12
       Dogs Trust           V1                                                       York LGBT History Month        Y4
                                              Pride Pics Limited      R8
     England Rugby          B7                                                        York Liberal Democrats        B24
                                               Rockin Buddha          G6
    Epilepsy Action         V13                                                         York Marriott Hotel         R14
                                                ROW12 Gifts           O4
    Everything Pride        R20                                                        York Methodist Circuit       B27
                                                   RSPB               V11
    Explore Library         R22                                                              York Mind              B30
                                          RSPCA York Harrogate &
  Extinction Rebellion      V2                District Branch         B18                  York Minxters            R19
   Fabulous Planning        O7            RSPCA York, Harrogate &                        York Rescue Boat           B21         Y5                    District            B19                 York Samaritans           B23
    Fleurs the Florist      R2                   Sainsburys           R4                    York SANDS              O2
       GeneraTe             G3                   Salty dog            B3               York St John University      R5
                                            Sandburn Hall/ Tykes
      Girl Guiding          V3                                                               York TUC               R7
                                                Restaurant            Y13
     Greek Wraps            G4                                                        York: Human Rights City       B22
                                               Scout Jamboree         G9
  Harper's Exotic BBQ       O22                                                       York's Ultra Fibre Optic
                                                Slush factory         O11                  from TalkTalk            R9
 Healthwatch (N Yorks)      V7
                                            Smile Fundraising Ltd     R17            Yorkshire Air Ambulance        Y11
          IDAS              B17
                                                 Snowcones            Y2              Yorkshire Ambulance
      J&J catering          O10                                                         Service NHS Trust           B1
                                                St Luke's York        B5
     Keep Your Pet          G2                                                          Yorkshire Burrito
                                             Street food catering     O21
     Leeds Bi Group         V4                                                              Company                 Y6
                                                   Survive            B20
     Lesbian Socials        B9
                                              The British Library     B8
          LNER              O17
                                            The Dancing Unicorn       B6

  Our Stallholders
  We are delighted to have nearly 120 traders join us for York Pride 2019; including charities, political parties,
  businesses and food & drink stalls.

  Many of our stall holders are offering exclusive discount for the day, with a valid York Pride 2019 wristband.
  Make sure you ask traders about the deals they are offering. There are two stages of entertainment; the main
  arena and the BBC Radio York stage. Dowse's Funfairs return with an even bigger and better fairground to the
  rear of our site.

  If you need help finding anything on site be sure to ask any of the York Pride team found around the site in our
  branded hi-vis or within HQ to the left of our main stage in the arena.
TalkTalk’s employee led LGBTQ+ network has been part of the TalkTalk culture for a year now. It was
sparked from likeminded colleagues who wanted to see more awareness and visibility for LGBTQ+ matters
and events within the business.

12 months on and the network, named and voted by our colleagues, TalkPride has around 70 members with a
core steering group of 10 employees covering an array of backgrounds, skills and points of view. The group
hold monthly coffee mornings where colleagues can attend, chat, network, talk about anything they like and
hear updates of any up and coming dates on the LGBTQ+ calendar. We’ve also been working with other
companies like Vodafone to help us form and shape the group which has led to a close relationship with
wider LGBTQ+ networks across Greater Manchester.

2019 marks a big year for the group as not only will we be partaking in York Pride alongside our York’s UFO
colleagues on Saturday 8th June, we’ll also be sponsoring Salford Pride’s Pink Picnic on Saturday 22 nd June.
We felt as our HQ has moved to Salford we wanted to support our local LGBTQ+ community by sponsoring
the event.

The group is growing from strength to strength and as more members join we’re increasing our visibility
within the business and our senior management have been fully supportive since day one. We’re really
excited to get involved York Pride as our first ever TalkPride Pride event!
LNER Celebrates Summer of Pride On East Coast Route
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will
be leading Pride celebrations on the East
Coast route this summer.
York, Edinburgh and Doncaster are among
the locations LNER will be supporting Pride
celebrations over the coming months. LNER
will be decorating stations in Pride colours
and a free glitter bar will be available to
help visitors and customers add some extra
sparkle to the celebrations.

To launch the Summer of Pride, LNER staff
from across the business welcomed
organisers from all three of the Pride events
at York Station alongside the LNER Pride
Train. Adorned with a rainbow LNER logo
and a rainbow heart, the train will travel up
and down the East Coast, encouraging
people to share their love for Pride by using #trainbow on social media.

LNER community partners, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will also be taking part in the
Pride activity and using the events as a way of promoting the Mental Health support they offer.

Jennie Pitt, People Engagement and Corporate Responsibility Manager at LNER, said: “We are really focused
on creating an inclusive workforce where our people feel able to be themselves at work.
“We’re therefore delighted to be involved in Pride events across our route. It’s a brilliant way for us to
demonstrate our support for the LGBT+ community and to help our customers and employees get involved in
the celebrations.”

Greg Stephenson, Chair of York Pride, said: “We are thrilled to be working with LNER, their commitment to
Equality and Diversity for employees and customers alike is wonderful to see. It wouldn’t be possible for the
York Pride team to deliver our event, which has grown to become the largest free one-day event in York,
without the support and sponsorship of large local employers like LNER.
“It’s great to see the Trainbow train still proudly running on the east coast mainline which proves LNER’s
commitment to the LGBT+ community”

In addition to the work they undertake to support Pride events,
LNER recently signed up to an industry #nobystander campaign led
by the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) which
demonstrates their support for an inclusive and diverse culture. As
part of this work LNER has also signed up to the Stonewall Diversity
Champions programme, specially focussed on creating a supportive
working environment for their LGBT colleagues.

TSSA Organising Director, Nadine Rae, said: “It’s really great to see LNER signing our No Bystander pledge
and I pay tribute to them for getting on board. Commitment like this is crucial if we are to transform the rail
industry - making it inclusive for LGBT+ people by 2025 in accordance with our Inclusive Rail campaign.
“With our partners at Stonewall we want to encourage and educate our workforce, reaching out across the
rail industry. So, I now hope to see other train operators signing the pledge, showing acceptance and
refusing to be a bystander!”
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