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Plymouth Pride 2023!

Plymouth Pride 2023!

Plymouth Pride 2023!

Plymouth Pride 2023!

Plymouth Pride 2023!

Plymouth Pride has changed

Following an open doors meeting held by the team at Pride in Plymouth, we are a group of individuals and collectives from across the city who have come together to focus on bringing Plymouth Pride 2023 to the city and our community.

Since our formation in November 2022, we have been working hard to plan an event our city and community can be proud of. Seeking out funds, consulting the community, hosting fundraisers and all the boring behind the scenes stuff!

If you would like to be kept up to date or get involved, please join our mailing list or follow us on Instagram.

Our team is comprised of individuals from across Plymouth

Chair | He/Him

Alex MacDonald

I can’t believe it was nearly 20 years ago that I wrote my dissertation on the complications of Section 28 in Education. Looking back, I can see how far we have come and how grateful I am of the generation that campaigned before us.

Reflecting on my time since being a Fresher at University in 2001 we have achieved a lot as a community. Firstly, the abolition of Section 28, marriage equality, changes in the adoption law, employment equality, the first transgender pride and the UK census including gender identity and sexual orientation. We still have a long way to go with campaigning against issues such as conversion therapy and hate crime to name a few, but Pride by Pride we will get there.

I am so honoured to be the Chair of Plymouth Pride. Being able to work with the amazing Directors, committee and community.

I moved to Plymouth 10 Years ago after returning to Devon from studying at the University of Winchester and Working for Arts Council England in Brighton. In my time in Plymouth I have worked in Events management for The University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council, I am also the Chair of the LGBTQ+ staff network group for Plymouth City Council. I am so excited to see the journey of Plymouth Pride and I believe with the great community spirit Plymouth has, we will be one of the best Prides in the Country… Geddon Plymouth and lets show some PRIDE.

Director | She/Her

Ellen Triffitt

I’ve been a professional singer on the Plymouth circuit for around 6 years, first in a band called Gone South, then as a duo called Fever FX, but now I mainly do solo performances. I’ve been involved with the last 3 Plymouth prides by performing and booking and organising the performers for the main stage.

I’ve been involved with plymouths gay village since I was 18 and would love to help make our Pride one of the best in the country!

Deputy Chair | She/Her

Beckie Waters

As with many of the people involved with Plymouth Pride, I grew up here (or technically just across the river). I am excited to lend support and energy to this new collective of people passionate about the future of Plymouths LGBTQIA+ communities.

My strengths lie in unravelling ideas, injecting inspiration and bringing the best out in others. As founder of a small creative agency made up mostly of LGBTQ+ creatives, I bring experience in brand, web design, marketing and business development to the team

Director | He/Him

Martin Jared-Davis

I'm Martin, I have grown up in Plymouth and have been an active member of the community for a number of years. I work at Derriford hospital as a senior lab assistant, within the histology labs. There I am lucky enough to lead the staff LGBT+ Network as Chair, speaking out for staff and ensuring LGBT+ voices are heard.

I am also Branch Chair for Unite the Union's health branch, in Plymouth. This is after stepping up from being an equality representative for a number of years. This involves supporting our members to ensure they are treated fairly and equally in the workplace. As well as, working with the hospital to ensure its policies do not discriminate against anyone.

I volunteer at Omnium Radio CIC, an inclusive community radio station that aims to make radio accessible to everyone no matter their background, ability or skill level.

I bring with me my skills in building relationships with potential funders. As well as building strong and transparent policies and procedures, ensuring we are completely inclusive and committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for all.

Overall, I am involved in Plymouth Pride as I want to make a positive difference to our community. Ensuring that Plymouth Pride event remains and inclusive event that is open to everyone, and that everyone feels safe to be who they are.

Pride is a Protest!

Treasurer | He/Him

Adam Viant

Originally from Truro, I migrated across the Tamar about 5 years ago. With many years experience in bars and clubs I now manage OMG, one of Plymouth's leading late night LGBTQIA+ venues.

I have a wide variety of expertise in multiple areas including; Personnel Management and Hospitality, Computer Science and IT, all the way through to Mathematics.

My hope by joining the board of Plymouth Pride is to bring another set of views to the table, and to make Plymouth Pride something to be proud of. And through this make Plymouth's LGBTQIA+ district a destination and an example to the rest of the country.

Director | She/Her

Juliet Paige Williams

My name is Juliet and my pronouns are She/Her. I'm a proud trans lesbian woman, and I'm excited to have an opportunity to help push Pride forward for everyone.

I work at Tesco, where I am an LGBTQ Colleague Network rep, and I was short listed for an award in the inaugural awards for the Network for 'Most Inspirational'. In my spare time I am on the committee for Not Alone, a trans and non-binary support group based in Plymouth.

I am passionate about equality, and I truly believe that once we are free to live as ourselves, free from prejudice and hate, the whole of society will be better off for it.