In the two months since we announced our devastating decision to postpone this year’s York Pride, we’re really pleased to see our fabulous city starting to get back on its feet as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased.
Whilst the government’s roadmap still means that a large public event like ours can’t go ahead as planned on Saturday 5 June 2021, it’s great to see York’s cafés, bars, shops and attractions now open and doing well. People are seizing the opportunity to finally get out and about, and to enjoy spending time catching up with small groups of family and friends.
Typically, for the first time in years, the long range weather forecast for Saturday 5 June is looking good, and after everything we’ve all been through over the past year we want everyone to have the chance to safely make the most of this new-found freedom rather than have to stay indoors.
As a result, we’re moving our online York Pride Main Event to the evening instead, when we’ve got a fabulous show hosted by the amazing global performer and Britain’s Got Talent star La Voix! Join us from 7.30pm on Saturday 5 June for comedy, huge vocals, mesmerising impressions of the world’s biggest divas and buckets of Pride energy!
Meanwhile, throughout the week leading up to York Pride, amazing and talented drag performers from Drag Queen Story Hour UK will be telling a range of fun and interactive kids bedtime stories, showing the world that being different is not a bad thing, and giving children a brand new, positive experience one page at a time.
When the time is right, we’re also hoping to arrange a number of smaller in-person events for later this year, before welcoming you all back to a fabulous York Pride in 2022, which will be the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride in the UK!
Both La Voix and the Drag Queen Story Hour UK events will be live on our facebook page.
The York Pride Committee