Code of Conduct
Our code of conduct is designed to ensure Pride is a safe and accepting space for everyone whilst providing a presence for LGBT+ people celebrating LGBT+ organisations and providing platforms for both visible and invisible parts of the LGBT+ community.
This is in line with our core values of Visibility, Unity and Equality.
All groups applying to take part in Pride must agree to and abide by the code of conduct as a condition of entry.
If you're a Parade group or stallholder
The code of conduct applies equally to everyone in your parade group and/or on your stall
You are collectively responsible for behaviour within your group
Failure to comply with the code could result in you being asked to leave the parade and also affect future applications.
If you're watching or attending Pride
Abuse or threatening behaviour of any kind is not acceptable at Pride. If you have any concerns on the day, stewards are on footprint to help support you.
The Code of Conduct
1. Pride is a celebration of diversity and equality, and all participants in Pride are expected to embrace and respect this.
2. Pride will not tolerate any threatening, violent or offensive behaviour against its volunteers, staff, parade participants, stallholders, police, security personnel or members of the public.
3. Pride celebrates diversity and will not tolerate any individual making offensive behaviour or signage about another individual’s:
or any other protected characteristic
4. Any individual found to be harassing or infringing on the bodily integrity of other participants will be asked to exit the event immediately and referred to the police.
5. Any individual found to be consuming illegal substances on the parade or wider event footprint will be removed and referred to the police.
6. Any volunteer, parade participant or stall representative that is deemed aggressive, incapacitated, threatening, a threat to their own health, or unable to fulfill the role they intended to do due to intoxication, will not be permitted to take part in the event.
7. Pride asks for everyone to please act responsibly and legally concerning alcohol consumption across the event footprint - including within the parade production area and during the parade itself.
8. There are clear legal guidelines around public nudity, taking part in sexual acts in public, and indecent exposure, which all event participants are expected to abide by. As guidance, ‘swimsuit coverage’ is the minimum requirement.
9. Pride expects participants to abide by the sustainability guidance provided. This includes:
Only using biodegradable glitter
No smoke, paint or glitter bombs
No stickers or single use handouts
10. If you see or are notified of any incident that would break this code of conduct, please notify a steward or a member of the Police immediately.
Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct can result in the following:
Any person behaving in such a manner will be immediately removed from the event.
Their group may also be removed at the sole discretion of Pride management team. Any fees paid will be forfeited.
Any person found to be taking part in illegal activity will be reported to the police.
In all matters relating to this code of conduct, the decision of Pride event managers will be final.