FITNESS WITH PRIDE
2023 December 16
Ant Collesso is instructing a workshop in his hometown, Inverness. Suitable for anyone who:
- is worried about putting on weight
- feels guilty for not exercising but doesn’t like exercising
- feels anxious & negative about life
- feels bored & lethargic but wants to feel motivated
- wants to feel more confident & empowered yet too self conscious to enter a gym…relatable?!
PLUS 50% of your admission fee will be going towards raising funds for Highland Pride!
Saturday 16th December at the Spectrum Centre, Inverness.
Suitable for beginners.
Please book with him in advance as there are limited spaces available.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
2023 November 20
Highland Pride will be holding a vigil for the Transgender Day of Remembrance for those who have lost their lives through transphobia.
The event will be held at 6pm on Monday the 20th of November 2023 outside Eden Court in Inverness
Please note this is an outside event in November – please dress accordingly.
Dashh- to perform at Pride 2023
2023 May 25
Tuath to perform at Pride 2023
2023 May 19
Introducing Tuath (meaning North), a Scottish trad band based in Glasgow, who will perform at Pride 2023.
Blair Teska and Ross Macleod are both from the Highlands of Scotland and deliver a unique take on traditional Scottish music.
The band’s music is a mixture of traditional tunes and Blair Teska’s original composition. and contemporary influences, resulting in a fresh and exciting sound.
Check out their linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/tuathscot
Midnight Majic to perform at Pride 2023
2023 May 10
Sarah Fanet to be a Guest Speaker at Pride 2023
2023 April 24
Venus Guytrap to be Host at Pride 2023
2023 February 21
We’re over the moon to announce the return of the fabulous Drag Queen Venus Guytrap as the Host for our Pride event on 22 July 2023.
A premier live-singing act, Venus had been in the entertainment business for 14 years, has raised thousands of pounds for charities during this time, and was the first ever ‘Miss Drag Highland’.
She’s also featured on the BBC News, talkRADIO and BBC Radio Scotland, including a piece on drag and gender identity.
You can follow her on:
Emma Roddick to be Guest Speaker at Pride 2023
2023 February 20
We’re delighted to announce that Emma Roddick will be our guest speaker at our Pride event on 22 July 2023.
Emma Roddick is a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Highlands & Islands region. At 23, she was the youngest MSP elected in the 2021 Scottish Parliament Elections and is the only out MSP in the region. As a child, she lived in Ross-shire, and now lives in Merkinch, Inverness.
In September 2021, Emma was appointed co-convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on LGBTI+. As member of the LGBTI+ community, Emma is passionate about tackling issues impacting the community, and has always been vocal about this within her role as an MSP.
In June 2022, she led a Members’ Business Debate on LGBTI+ alcohol harm and highlighted the disproportionately harmful impact of alcohol on the community. In August 2022, she chaired a Festival of Politics event on LGBTI+ Elder Care in Scotland, which touched on key challenges faced by those in care and invited discussion on how to better support LGBTI+ people. In the same month, she became one of the first signatories of the Scottish LGBTI+ Rainbow Mark and encouraged others to join the inclusivity initiative.
Recently, Emma has been incredibly vocal on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill both during the initial debate and following the UK Government’s use of a Section 35 order to block the bill, speaking out for trans people across the Highlands & Islands and the rest of Scotland.
Candlelit Vigil for Brianna Ghey
2023 February 18
Join us as we mourn the tragic untimely passing of Brianna Ghey, and light a candle for her and all those around the world who continue to face abuse and harm for being themselves.
There will be a microphone available for anyone who wants to speak and share some words.
Saturday 18 February
Falcon Square, Inverness
Highland Pride Date Announced
2019 December 24
Highland Pride organisers and The Highland Council have announced that one of Scotland’s biggest LGBT+ Pride events will take place in Bught Park on Sunday 19 July 2020.
Formerly known as Proud Ness and recently renamed to reflect the hundreds of supporters who travelled from all over the North of Scotland to take part and show their support this year, the Highland Pride event will feature a march leaving from Inverness city centre followed by an afternoon of speeches, music and performances at Bught Park. The programme for Highland Pride will also include a number of additional events with the Inverness Shinty Sixes Tournament starting at 11:00; the Highland Pride Village opening at 12:00 and the Ruff Ness Dog Show starting at 14:00.
Highland Pride Events Manager and Highland LGBT Forum Committee Member Jessica Taylor said “We are absolutely delighted to have the support to host our summer Pride event during the Highland Games weekend in 2020. We had this amazing opportunity in 2019 resulting in the biggest parade and one of the largest Pride events in Scotland topping both Edinburgh and Glasgow numbers with over 10,000 people in attendance from all over the Highlands and Islands, Moray and further afield! Plans are already underway to deliver another successful day where everyone can get involved and help us celebrate and support our local LGBT+ community with our own unique blend of Highland pride.”
Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group Chair Councillor Graham Ross said “The Inverness Highland Games Weekend is one of the highlights of the summer here in Inverness and we are delighted to support the members of the Highland LGBT Forum, led by Highland Pride Events Manager Jessica Taylor, as they work with numerous community groups to stage an event we can all be proud of.”
Follow www.highlandpride.org for updates.
PHOTOS (LEFT TO RIGHT):
Graham Laughton – Highland Pride
Rosemary Mackinnon – Principal Officer for Equality, Highland Council
Jessica Taylor – Highland Pride
Ciaran Wilson – Highland Pride
Cllr Graham Ross – Chair, Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group