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Wigan Pride promotes and celebrates equality and diversity by bringing together arts, music, a street parade and positive messages at a big annual event in Wigan town centre.
We also support smaller activities that encourage equality across the borough throughout the year. Led by the LGBTQ+ community of Wigan Borough and supported by Wigan Council and Wigan Borough CCG, we also rely on the support of local businesses and local people to help us make each Wigan Pride event bigger and better.
As well as entertainment on the main stage, 2019’s event will welcome back the popular Believe Stage, which celebrates local musical talent, and the Autism Friendly Zone, offering a quieter space for those who prefer it.
Wigan Pride 2019 will also mark 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York, which led to the development of the gay rights movement across the world.
As well as offering a fantastic day of entertainment for the whole family, Wigan Pride also helps remind our local community that equal rights are often hard won and should not be taken for granted. Celebrating equality helps us to value the importance of it and make sure that it continues.