PRIDE IN BELPER 2023
Pride in Belper is a charity that fully supports the LGBT+ communities of our town.
We work to ensure equal rights and representation for every person of diverse sexual and gender identities.
We whole heartedly invite you to come together to celebrate with us.
We want people to know they are not alone.
We want to create a space in Belper for people to express who they truly are.
We want to help bring issues to light, help build understanding, challenge convention, effect change and reflect an unedited community.
Our charity registration number is 1202064
We value and celebrate the intersections of every single person who engages meaningfully in the community of Belper.
We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge discrimination within our community and society, and it is not okay to be a bystander. We do not accept any form of behaviour or language which seeks to harm minority groups and activate hate.
We can all make a difference in this community and we can all role model change. We ask that each and every one of us actively stands by every person who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, because sexuality and gender identity are part of everyone’s life and it takes courage to be the person you know you really are.
Pride in Belper is developed under four pillars: sustainability, accessibility, inclusivity and diversity.
Sustainability: in every Pride in Belper event we will seek to keep our environmental impact to the minimum. We will make decisions that minimise the use of single use plastics, increase access to recycling, and reduce our carbon footprint.
Accessibility: we aim to provide an event that is as accessible as possible to all, providing facilities, services and quiet places that prove Pride in Belper is for everyone. We know that equality is not the same as equity, and we will try to avoid the frustrations experienced when things are badly designed or poorly thought through.
Inclusivity: inclusion is at the heart of Pride in Belper. We have moved on from acceptance and will always create a space of welcome and belonging for everyone from the Belper community.
Diversity: we will celebrate the wonderful and rich diversity of cultures and identities of the people of Belper. We know there is strength in our diversity.
Chair and Trustee
Secretary and Trustee
Mary McLean Farmer
Treasurer and Trustee