ParaPride 2024: Marking LGBTQ+ History!
A brand new event celebrating the disabled LGBTQ+ community.
Saturday 24th February 2024
130 Hoxton Street
London, N1 6SH
Following the success of last year’s impactful event we are delighted to return to Hackney for ParaPride’s new LGBTQ+ History Month event.
We are honoured to welcome you to join us at Hoxton Hall on Saturday 24th February 2024, 12pm – 4pm. ParaPride will be marking LGBTQ+ history by presenting an incredible event in celebration of our powerful LGBTQ+ disabled community. We want every LGBTQ+ disabled person to feel pride in who they are.
In the UK, there are very limited accessible spaces for LGBTQ+ disabled people to engage with their identity and safely socialise with other members of the community. This needs to change, especially given that as many as 40% of LGBTQ+ people identify as disabled.
ParaPride is committed to creating inclusive, accessible and enjoyable events in safe environments for our intersectional disabled LGBTQ+ community, as well as for our friends and supporters. We couldn’t be happier to be hosting our event at Hoxton Hall in the vibrant and diverse London borough of Hackney.
We have a spectacular line-up of talented acts that will entertain you throughout the day. Drag royalties, comedy sensations, acrobatic performances, poetry, and more. We are proud to showcase disability talent and all the performers reflect the community we serve.
A ‘Dis-section’ panel will be returning with special guest-speakers. ‘Who are we?.. Unfolding the multiple layers of intersectionality’. Together with our panellists we will reflect about the aspects of our intersectional identities that we feel most proud of and empowered by and question why these often become the cause of discrimination once we step into society. This will be a relatable and insightful conversation followed by an interactive Q&A.
By huge demand, we will provide a spacious community networking area available for everyone to socialise and connect. A space to engage with our local partner organisations, share information, learn and have fun. Two Bars will be available with drinks and snacks for purchase.
BSL interpreters will be provided throughout the event. The ground level is accessible and has step-free access. A Quiet space available for anyone who needs to take some time-out. Lift access to all levels. Accessible toilets available.
Through our work we want to challenge the misrepresentation of the disabled community often only portrayed as the vulnerable community in need of special care. We are more than that. We do not want to be defined by our disabilities because we are only disabled by the barriers presented by society.
We strongly believe that LGBTQ+ History should be remembered and celebrated all year round. February opens up great opportunities to learn, educate, raise awareness and give visibility to the marginalised intersectional LGBTQ+ communities. With a great spirit of inclusion we look forward to welcoming you to this memorable experience. Together, we will mark LGBTQ+ History.
A special thanks to Hackney Council and Hackney Pride 365 for their continuous support and generosity. We are very excited to be holding this event in the vibrant and wonderfully diverse London borough of Hackney.
Show cast includes:
Our host Son Of A Tutu: Drag artist, star of film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, respected cabaret performer and LGBTQ+ rights advocate.
Dis-section’ panel discussion co-hosted by ParaPride co-Chair / Trustee Esi Hardy and
co-Founder / Community Engagement Director Daniele Lul, speaking to guest panellists:
Event Producer: Catia Ciarico of Goldtrash productions.