We are very excited to be organising Deptford LGBTIQ Community Pride 2017 – the first of what we hope to be an annual celebration and day of visibility for our local community and LGBTIQ community!!!
Our event — unlike the Mainstream Pride — will be an opportunity to create engaging conversations on social change and intersectionality as well as a chance to celebrate our sexualities in an all welcoming and inclusive environment.
The event will consist of empowering workshops, inspiring activist stalls and amazing performances and DJ's. Our Compare for the day is the sasssy Kevin Le Grande: not only is she a 6 foot tall gorgeous leggy blonde, she is also a Queer cabaret and performance artist. Using speech, song and dance to discuss politics and share stories for comedic affect, she has performed in venues all over the country. We are excited to have her as our compare for the entire day. She’s sick, she’s tired and she has something to say!
• Jai's Wutian Martial Arts Institute London – LGBTIQ Self-Defence class (2pm — 3pm)
• 'Exploring Identity workshop' with Intersex activist and human-rights campaigner Valentino Chienmortx (3pm — 4pm)
• 'Customise a T-shirt workshop' with non-binary artist Ruby Barclay (3-4pm)
• 'Beginners workshop on Screenprinting' with Queer printmaker Hannah Toehill (4pm — 5pm)
• 'Self-care workshop' with transgender woman and mental-health nurse Sami Hillyer (4pm — 5pm)
• 'Knitflex and Chill'- knitting and stress-relief focused workshop with queer feminist activist Georgia Little (5pm — 6pm)
• 'Sober Space' — workshop and conversation around the safeness and accesibility of London's support services (please note this workshop is a strictly acohol-free zone) (5pm — 6pm)
Stalls (2pm — 6pm)
We are super stoked to have the following:
• Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants
• Movement for Justice
• South East London Sisters Uncut
• The UK Lesbian and Gay immigration group
• Sexual Avengers
• The Outside Project
• Cat Sims zines and more
Performers (7pm — 10.30pm)
The Following acts are confirmed:::
Spoken word & live music:
• Damien Arness Dalton
• SJ Soulist
• Alana Francis
• Danielle Adomah
• Lady Miss Ikea
(individual timings TBC)
All donations raised from the event will be evenly split between:
• The Outside Project:
The outside project are a new project currently fundraising to create the UK's first LGBTQI+ winter shelter.
• The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group:
The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) is a charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people who seek asylum in the UK.
Deptford Pride has a zero tolerance to sexual harassment, and all forms of abuse or discrimination. People who can't respect this are not welcome to this event. If you experience any of the above or see someone else being harassed or on the receiving end of discriminatory abuse, please let any of the local businesses in the Arches or any of the activist stalls know and we will be of assistance. helpline numbers will be available from all the stalls.
This space is accessible from the high street and if you plan on attending but may want to ask more questions please message us here and we will be happy to help!