Celebrating #PrideMonth

1 June 2022

Some of the ways the sector is celebrating #PrideMonth – raising the visibility of LGBTQ+ culture, communities, art and artists.

A joyful parade of drag artists are smiling – arms raised – and dressed in orange, green and blue feathered fabulousness. Pink box over the top reads "People's Pride Archive"

Bishopsgate Institute

People's Pride Archive

London's Bishopsgate Institute is inviting people to share their photographs and stories of Pride over the past 50 years, to help create the People’s Pride Archive.

"Pride is about people, and we want to record the excitement and the adventure, the highs and the lows, the laughter and the tears, the bravery and the defiance. It can be heartfelt, it can be powerful, or it could just be about a certain someone you finally managed to kiss – it’s whatever Pride means to you."


Chapter MovieMaker: Queer Film Prize 2022

Chapter in Cardiff are celebrating the best LGBTQ+ short films made by Welsh or Wales-based filmmakers this June. Shortlisted films will be shown at a special screening, and the winning film will be part of the Iris Prize Best British Short programme – and shown on Channel 4 and All4.

Edinburgh International Festival

Five Festival artists to listen to this Pride month

The EIF team have put together a Spotify playlist featuring LGBTQ+ artists who'll be at the Festival, so audiences can get to know them before they arrive in Edinburgh this August.

Spanning genres including spoken word, hip hop, rock, folk and soul, these artists are breaking boundaries in their work and providing much needed visibility for a new generation.

Edinburgh International Festival's Pride-themed playlist

MAC Birmingham

In Our Skin

This powerful theatre production connects the lives of gay men from two diverse cities across the hemisphere – Birmingham, UK and Johannesburg, South Africa. Celebrated South African born director and playwright, Greg Homann, draws on 50 hours of interviews with 28 participants to create a compelling and often playful new work. The production integrates the verbatim text with video and original music by Birmingham-based composer, Oliver Farrow.

Museums Galleries Scotland

Beyond salacious – exploring LGBTQ+ themes with family and young audiences

An incredibly interesting and insightful talk from museum professional (and escape room creator!) Sacha Coward. Sacha explains how museum staff can start thinking differently about telling the whole of history, not just the heterosexual, cis bit. And about museums being political places; that remaining ‘neutral’ is also a political position, that impacts LGBTQ+ young people and families.

National Theatre of Scotland


Inspired by the life of Adam Kashmiry, Adam tells the remarkable story of a young trans man and his struggle to be himself, across genders and borders. Originally a National Theatre of Scotland stage play (which premiered at the ace Traverse Theatre), Adam has been reinvented as a compelling, theatrical on-screen drama. Watch it on the big screen or online.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

On Queer Ground

Coming to YSP's Bothy Gallery, 9 Jul–4 Sep 2022.

"This exhibition looks at ways in which queer artists are re-connecting with the landscapes around them by mapping and navigating their queer identity within these places, seeking sanctuary and connection, and disrupting traditional or prescribed ways of looking and understanding."

A coastal view at dusk – a natural pile of rocks has been annotated with simple chalk drawings of breasts.
Claye Bowler, Not Much Further (very almost there), 2021 – courtesy of the artist

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