Wigan Pride promotes and celebrates equality and diversity by bringing together arts, music, street parade and positive messages at a big annual event in Wigan.
For 2023, we’re proud to bring you a mix of fantastic local talent from the North-West, amazing tribute acts, and a couple of fabulous drag artists.
Retrieve your rainbows, raid your closet for something pink, white, or blue, and get ready to have your say in style: Wigan Pride will back on Saturday, August 12th in Wigan town centre.
Our free, family friendly summer event will bring a celebration of Northern music and entertainment to the stage.
This year we also plan to acknowledge the role both Pride events and people from the region have played as pioneers of social change.
For the last few years, each Wigan Pride event has celebrated a different colour from the Pride flag.
This year, everyone is invited to dress in shades of pink, white, and blue, inspired by the transgender flag, alongside the usual splash of rainbows.
AJ Gagen is the newest volunteer to help organise Wigan Pride.
“Wigan Pride is so important to me because it shows that no matter who you are, there’s a community who will love and accept you.
“This year we wanted to show our support for the local transgender community.
“Trans people make up a very small percentage of the community but statistically they are at the highest risk of experiencing bullying and hate crime.
“So, we wanted to reinforce the message that everyone will be welcomed at Wigan Pride.
“The LGBTQ+ community is a safe place, one that will uplift you and show you pathways that you never thought existed. I am proud to be part of this community and we want everyone in the borough to be proud of who they are.”