About Norwich Pride
Norwich Pride is a celebration from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community for everybody. Our vision is to turn Norwich into a rainbow. Our mission is to ensure that we live in a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves. We work positively and creatively to overcome intolerance and prejudice of any kind.
The people of Norwich Pride
It takes many many volunteers to make Norwich Pride happen! The event is built on the help of our stewards and shop keepers, the people on the steering group, the performers and many others who help in small or big ways Pride!
Special thanks go to:
- Edith Karnitsch – for the construction and hosting of this website
In 2014, we were devastated to announce the death of our gorgeous chairperson Dean M Simons. Dean was a much loved member of the local LGBT community and a passionate supporter of Norwich Pride. He pioneered our work in ensuring that the celebrations were as accessible as possible and was a very proud chairperson of Norwich Pride 2014. He was a fun-loving person who adored having a good time. He had a wonderful smile. Dean, you were amazing – we will never forget you.
The structure of the Norwich Pride Collective
The Norwich Pride Collective are a bunch of enthusiastic, creative volunteers from the LGBT community. Our members include people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans as well as friends, family and supporters. The Norwich Pride Collective is made up of people who have shown they work hard, have great values and a passion for Pride. We have a steering group who meet every fortnight. They have an overview of everything that’s happening and develop policies and procedures. The full collective meets every 6 weeks. We work in a non-hierarchical way: we have officers to do specific jobs but everyone works together and shares responsibility for the actions of the group. We have a set of Norwich Pride Core Values to guide us in all our decisions.
You can download our Constitution, Equal opportunities and Safeguarding children documents here: