Welcome to West Lothian Pride
The sixth West Lothian Pride event will still be taking place on Saturday 25 July 2020 but in a special way. Please see the details below of what you can expect from this year's Pride event.
The purpose of the event is to provide the people of West Lothian with an opportunity to celebrate and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within our local community.
The West Lothian Pride committee have continued to work extremely hard to bring you the very best pride event to date and we remain committed to bringing you a day of joyful celebration, however at this stage it is unavoidable that the current COVID-19 crisis has meant that we have had to change our plans. Please be assured, however, that all is not lost.
While you may be aware that many other Pride events across the nation have been forced to either postpone or cancel their events, we want to assure you that we are continuing to work hard to bring you an event on 25th July 2020, but in a very new way!
The last few weeks have been hard on us all. We have all been forced to adapt to a very different way of life and have become more reliant on modern technology to keep us all connected whether through social media, live streaming or video conferencing. It was incredibly heart- warming to witness the national applause for the NHS last week. It was a moment that unified us all as a nation and demonstrated that through sheer unity we can still celebrate together and show solidarity. It is in this spirit of unity and togetherness that we propose to continue with West Lothian Pride 2020 by utilising our incredible modern technologies to bring a day of celebration and we are working closely with our sponsors and partners to make this happen for you. This may not be the traditional method of celebrating Pride but in these uncertain and unsettling times we feel it is more important than ever to bring to the forefront the key messages of unity and togetherness, messages that have been the backbone of the LGBTQ+ community for years. The show must go on!
We are pleased to announce that we will be running a digital Pride event on the 25th Julywhich will include special guests, workshops, music and interviews from Scene Radio, artwork and photos from our LGBTQ+ community plus much more. Keep an eye out for our competitions which will run once a month on the lead up to the event.
We extend a huge thank you to our team, partners, sponsors and to the LGBTQ+ community for their unwavering support and who continue to support us to make this re-imagined Pride event a reality. Stay safe, keep well and, as always, look out for each other.
The West Lothian Pride Committee
For all information about West Lothian Pride 2019.
West Lothian College, Livingston
Take a look back those who sponsored West Lothian Pride in 2019.
We are always looking for Volunteers throughout the year as well as at the event itself. If you think you could help us make Pride even better click for more information.