Pride Month 2024

Pride flag

Pride Month is an inclusive celebration that honours the LGBTQ+ community, their history, achievements, and ongoing struggle for equality.

Sparked in 1969 by the Stonewall Riots, a series of gay liberation protests in New York, the first pride marches took place in 1970 across several American cities. These were considered a watershed moment for LGBTQ+ rights.

To this day, Pride Month celebrates and commemorates the LGBTQ+ community and encourages us to take pride in ourselves, no matter who we love.

Free to watch & listen to during June

2 recordings of remarkable LGBT+ writers who have appeared at the festival.

Douglas Stuart | Joelle Taylor


Douglas Stuart in conversation with Alex Clark | Young Mungo | Event from Spring 2022

Joelle Taylor in conversation with Ellen Peirson-Hagger | The Night Alphabet | Event recorded Spring 2024

Watch a collection of inspirational talks from many LGBT+ authors who have appeared at the festival.

Douglas Stuart | Jackie Kay | Carmen Maria Machado | Isabel Waidner | Paul Mendez | Jay Bernard | Lola Olufemi | Maggi Hambling | Jacqueline Wilson | Robin Stevens | Tom Crewe | Eley Williams | Colm Toibin | Brandon Taylor