Birmingham Pride 2021 launched

Rescheduled date for LGBTQ+ celebration.

Birmingham Pride, supported by HSBC will officially launch its annual pride weekend celebrations on Friday 10th September from 7pm. This year, Birmingham Pride will be partnering with Pride House Birmingham, which officially launches its home for the Commonwealth Games due to be staged in Birmingham in 2022. The launch will take place at the Loft Bar and Restaurant, 143 Bromsgrove Street.

As a result of the worldwide pandemic, this year’s Birmingham Pride event has been rescheduled to take place over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September. For the first time ever, Birmingham Pride will be holding a free community event in the LGBTIQ+ village on Friday 24th September in addition to the Pride Parade which takes place from Victoria Square on Saturday 25th September from 11am. This year’s theme is ‘Stronger Together’.

The Pride House venue will welcome all members of the LGBTIQ+ community and our allies during the games, including a wide and diverse range of activities, exhibitions and entertainment throughout the day and night. Our venue will have multiple spaces providing a bar, dry space, exhibition space and chill out zones – something for everyone!

Piero Zizzi, Pride House Birmingham Co-Founder: “We’re delighted to be situated in the heart of Birmingham’s LGBTIQ+ community and next to the Smithfield site which will be at the centre of the action during the games. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Pride House Birmingham from July 22nd 2022.”

Birmingham Pride Director, Lawrence Barton commented “Birmingham Pride 2021 will be our first Pride event to take place since 2019. Our theme is poignant in more ways than one as we celebrate together as a whole community, Stronger Together. We are really excited to use the Smithfield Live site for the very first time, which will become the home of the Commonwealth games in 2022, in addition to a more accessible street party event. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Pride House Birmingham who will be doing some great work, in a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. I hope everyone that attends Birmingham Pride has a safe and memorable time.”