June is Pride Month, a global celebration. It is celebrated in June as this was the month in 1969 when the Stonewall riots took place in America and changed gay rights for a lot of people globally.

We are taking this opportunity to share local activities during the month. This includes activities organised by Hereford Pride and neighbouring Hay Pride. We will be attending the Pride events and will be hosting a range of in-house events for our staff.

We will also be sharing local events on our social channels.


Saturday 3 June is the first event - Queers and Beers at Hereford Beer House from 6pm to 11pm with 20% of all Queer Brewing proceeds donated to Hereford Pride Free entry (over 18’s only).

Saturday 10 June - Hereford Pride is back again after a year's break for its second large-scale, family-friendly event at Hereford Racecourse from 12pm until 6.30pm. Free entry, no ticket required, with everyone welcome. All information is on the Facebook page.

There is Pride After Party in the Rusty Bridge bar at Hereford Racecourse that evening - from 7pm til 11pm (over 18’s only), but for anyone who has the urge to keep partying, Babar Cafe, Hereford, are throwing an after,after party from 11pm until late - Free entry (over 18’s only).

Friday 16 June - why not join the LGBTQ+ Friendship Fridays event at Babar Cafe, run in conjunction with Hereford Pride & Femme Boy & Queer Sister. This a fun evening where you can meet new people, make new friends & mix with other LGBTQ+ & people & allies. Look for the table with the Pride Progress Flags! Free entry all night - full details on Facebook.

Saturday 17 June - the inimitable Miss Cece Monsoon will be playing at The Left Bank Village expect  an evening full of stunning live vocals, multiple quick costume changes and laughter - Tickets available - (over 18’s only).


Sunday 4 June 2.30pm sees a Hay Festival / Hay Pride Partnership Event with Books for Queers: The Stories That Shape us.

Graham Nolan invites LGBTQ+ panellists - Travis Alabanza, Cheddar Gorgeous, Reeta Loi and Graham Nolan - to identify the stories that helped to shape them, sharing the excitement of finding ourselves through our choice of reading matter. More information and ticket booking online

Saturday 10 June there is a Banner Making Workshop from 10am to 1pm at the Parish Hall, Hay-on-Wye.

Saturday 17 June sees the main event - Hay Pride which takes place at Hay Castle & The Globe at Hay See the full programme online.

Join in and volunteer

Finally there is an opportunity to volunteer at either or both Pride events .

To volunteer for Hereford Pride - please email: HerefordPride@‌outlook.com

To volunteer for Hay Pride - please email: hello@haypride.com

Information is also available on their socials - Hereford Pride, Hay Pride.

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Published: 2nd June 2023