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About Herts Pride

Hertfordshire's Biggest LGBTQ+ Celebration

Herts Pride is a non-profit organisation run entirely and exclusively by volunteers in order to help support the local LGBTQ+ community.

We are proud of our achievements in having established an annual event where everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate diversity in Hertfordshire.

Herts Pride invites people of all races, faiths, genders, sexualities, and abilities, to join in and show their support for our wonderful local LGBTQ+ community.

Despite great progress being made towards true equality, there is still so much more we can, and need, to do. LGBTQ+ people face discrimination every single day, and now more than ever, Pride is a time for us to increase awareness of these issues and join together to solve them.

However, it is also a time for us to celebrate the vibrant, dynamic, and powerful LGBTQ+ communities of Hertfordshire.

All proceeds from ticket sales, donations, sponsors and supporters goes towards the operational costs of running the Herts Pride annual event. You can purchase tickets through our Ticket Portal, or Contact Us if you need any help.

Herts Pride 2023 Recap

Did you know...

That the number of LGBTQ+ police officers in the Hertfordshire Constabulary is among the highest in England.

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Meet Our Team

Herts Pride is run by volunteers, and you can learn more about our management team below.

Tyson Martin

Chair

Tyson Martin is Chair of the Hertfordshire Pride Society. He is the Herts Pride Founder. Born in Watford, he continues to live and work there with his partner. He has been a campaigner for the LGBTQ+ Community since his teenage years, and has worked in Housing and Social Care for over 35 years.

Clive Duffey

Head of Operations

Clive Duffey is originally from Cheltenham, and has now lived in Hertfordshire for over 30 years. The move was motivated by the freedom Clive felt being so close to the capital. This opened up an opportunity for him to see more of his community and feel safer.

Lynn Wheeler

Treasurer

Lynn Wheeler is the Treasurer for the Hertfordshire Pride Society. She is a straight ally of the LGBTQ+ community, and has been involved in Herts Pride since its inception. She continues to support the event in a range of capacities.

Ben Wallington

Events Manager

Ben Wallington is the Events Manager for Herts Pride, and has been in this role since 2014. He has helped oversee some of the best moments in the Pride event, and enjoys seeing the culmination of all the team’s hard work over the year.

Matt Lee

Volunteer Coordinator

Matt Lee is a valued member of the Herts Pride team, helping to oversee the many volunteers of the event. He is always there to guide the volunteers who generously give up their time, and he believes that without the amazing people who lend a hand, there would be no Herts Pride event.

John Pynaert

Stage Manager

John Pynaert is a member of the Herts Pride Planning Committee, and the Event Stage Manager. John has been part of Herts Pride for nine years, the first two years with HertsAid (who used to provide STI and HIV testing at Herts Pride), and then two years later joined the committee.

Josh Sulkin

Graphic Designer & Website Manager

Josh Sulkin is the Graphic Designer and Website Developer for Herts Pride. He has lived in Hertfordshire for nearly three decades, and runs a Creative Design Agency in London. He has helped take Herts Pride into a new artistic direction.

Mark Crockett

Marketing & Ticketing Coordinator

Mark Crockett is the Marketing and Ticketing Co-ordinator for Herts Pride 2023. He loves being part of his local community, and though most of his work goes on behind the scenes, he is a vital and appreciated member of the Herts Pride team.

LGBTQ+ Awareness Days

1-28 Feb: LGBT+ History Month (UK)  
1 March 2024 – Zero Discrimination Day
31 March: International Transgender Day of Visibility
6 April: International Asexuality Day
22 – 28 April: Lesbian Visibility Week
26 April: International Lesbian Visibility Day
17 May: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)
19 May: Agender Pride Day 2024
24 May: Pansexual Visibility Day
June: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Month  (Possible Crossover)
June: Pride Month 2024
6 July: Omnisexual Visibility Day
08-14 July: Non-Binary Awareness Week
14 July: Non-Binary Peoples Day
18 July – August 19: South Asian Heritage Month (Crossover)
16–23 September: Bisexual Awareness Week
23 September: Bisexual Visibility Day
1 – 31 October: Black History Month x LGBTQ Plus (Crossover)
8 October: International Lesbian Day
11 October: National Coming Out Day
16 October: International Pronouns Day 
20-26 October: Asexual Awareness Week (Ace Week)
26 October: Intersex Awareness Day
November: Transgender Awareness Month   
13–19 November: Transgender Awareness Week
20 November: Transgender Day of Remembrance (Observing Only)
Late Nov – Early Dec: Home Group Inclusivity Week (Crossover)
1 December: World AIDS Day
8 December: Pansexual Pride Day

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