This Saturday, 10th August, sees the return of the biggest LGBT event in Scotland as Glasgow Pride once more takes over the city for the day. Originally launched in 2004, this year’s Pride celebrations will include a walking parade around the city centre and live events and entertainment all day on Glasgow Green as well as after parties in venues across the city.

Pride celebrations on the day commence with the parade, leaving Glasgow Green at 12pm. However if you’re extra eager/QM ‘til you die, you can join our keenest union members who will be showing their support for LGBTQ pride by taking part in the march as well. The group will be leaving the QMU at 9:45am so set your alarm clocks!

The parade will work its way round the city centre before returning once more to Glasgow Green where the day’s main event, ‘Oot on the Green’ will be taking place. Not only will the Green be transformed with a variety of stalls and carnival rides but also the main stage will be graced by a host of pop and queer performers throughout the day, including X Factor’s Gamu Nhengu and Cheri Treiffle, ‘Scotland’s most successful drag act’. None other than Heather Small, of M People fame, will be headlining the event; a booking we suspect was largely based on the fact that she’s known to often ask others about what they’ve done today to make themselves feel proud.

Following Heather Small’s performance, assured to very much be ‘One Night in Heaven’, after parties will be held across the city. We’re looking forward to the ‘Alternative Pride Party’ being held in Bath Street’s Saint Judes in co-operation with local queer projects such as Lock Up Your Daughters and Subcity’s own queer-disco show, Blitz.

And however you spend your Saturday, make sure you feel proud!


– Glasgow Pride takes place all day on Saturday 10th August, across the city. Join QMU members at the union before 9:45am to take part in the parade or head on down to Glasgow Green for the day’s main event in the afternoon. Entry to Oot on the Green is free, after events price admission accordingly. ‘Alternative Pride Party’ at Saint Judes begins at 10pm, entry is £5 and all profits go to LGBT Youth.


[Adam Sorice]

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