What we've got planned for Pride 2018

Here's everything we're planning for Pride this year.


By Civil Service LGBT+ Network

The Civil Service LGBT+ Network will be organising the Civil Service’s participation in Pride events across the UK again this year. This blog post is to let you know what we’ve organised so far, how you can take part, and how you can help organise for your own local Pride.

Where we’re planning to take part

As usual, we are planning to take part in multiple Pride events this year. So far we have started planning for:

  • Pride in London, 7 July 2018: we have a float and 120 places confirmed
  • Pride Cymru, Cardiff, 25 August and 26 August 2018: the Welsh Government will be leading a parade group on 25 August, and a stall on both days

Thanks to the work of our regional organisers, we also expect to take part in Pride events in Nottingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

a:gender are also planning to take part in the Sparkle Weekend in Manchester between 6 July 2018 and 8 July 2018.

If you would like to organise a Civil Service group as part of Pride in your local area, please get in contact with us.


We will be making new t-shirts for this year’s Pride events. We are attempting to provide these free of charge to people who join our Pride groups. If this isn’t possible for some reason, t-shirts are likely to cost between £15 and £20.

More details will be released soon.

Pride in London

You must register to join our group in the parade. All places have now been filled, but you can join our waiting list; as spaces become available, we’ll add more people to the parade.

For more information, please visit the event page on our website.

Editor’s note

This post was updated on 20 May 2018 to add Pride Cymru, and update information for Pride in London.