Charity Launches First National Pub Pride Initiative

A St Albans-based charity tackling discrimination in the LGBTQ+ community and encouraging venues to become safer and more inclusive spaces has launched its first ever nationwide Pub Pride event.

Ask For Clive is asking pubs and bars to host pride events on Friday 23 July.

Pub Pride is a nationwide campaign that is activated locally, aimed at giving landlords total freedom to set the scale and content of the night in a manner that is tailored to their community.

“We are proud to be uniting the UK’s LGBTQ+ community on one big night in July,” says Danny Clare, co-founder of Ask For Clive. “We have already seen an overwhelming response from venues across the country reaching out to learn more about the night, it is shaping up to be a national event reaching pubs in all corners of the UK. We cannot wait to paint the country with a rainbow and show the world that the UK is one of the most inclusively diverse and accepting countries.

“The night will play an important role, especially for those who have come-out during the pandemic and have not been able to experience the love and support within their local LGBTQ+ community due to restrictions.”

Pub owners and managers looking to take part can register their venue by visiting PubPride.com and purchasing one of two event kits from the charity. The first kit includes rainbow flags and bunting, along with promotional assets, this will cost just £50. The second kit will include, in addition to the above, six Pub Pride 2021 t-shirts for staff and will cost £100.

All profits made from these kits will be split between Ask For Clive and the venue’s local UK Pride organisation.

To register visit https://pubprideshop.co.uk/