When you shop at Co-op, you’re supporting our commitment to LGBTQ+ causes. For many years, we’ve been investing in projects that can make a difference – in changing lives and minds. We also have a history of speaking up about equality rights.
We’ve been supporting Pride for over 10 years and we’ve given our backing to multiple events across the UK.
Strong Hands offer a fast and reliable handy man service. All jobs undertaken to a high standard in and around the Medway and Gravesend areas. If you have a small job in your home that you hate doing yourself or a large renovation project and you don’t know where to start, call today to put your home in our hands.
We have employees from the LGBT community at Strong Hands and we wanted to show our support.
“As the Chair of the Kent Police LGBT+ support group I am immensely proud of not only the support we give to our staff but also the strong links we have formed with our communities. We are avid supporters of the Pride events and I’m grateful for the opportunity this gives us to engage with the public and other partner agencies.” – Superintendent Amanda Tillotson
“Be out. Be proud. And have a very very Happy Pride.” – Chief Constable Alan Pughsley
UNISON is the UK’s largest union, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors. We represent members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, campaign for better working conditions and pay and for public services. And more besides.
A trade union is a group of employees who join together to maintain and improve their conditions of employment. Trade unions bargain for better pay and conditions and provide assistance and services to their members.
Representing our members is a key part of UNISON’s work. Our reps form the vital links between members and the union as a whole and are volunteers, trained by UNISON to support members at work.
Campaigning is a vital part of our work. It is one method we use to raise awareness of issues, fight for employment rights and gather support for local, national and international issues. One of UNISON’s main aims is to help workers fight for fairness and equality in the workplace and beyond. Challenging discrimination and winning equality is at the heart of everything UNISON does.
UNISON fights discrimination and prejudice in the workplace on behalf of its LGBT+ members. We work together in local and national groups of LGBT+ members to campaign and provide support for our members. We do this by building local and national groups of LGBT+ members, negotiating with employers an offering individual support to anyone experiencing discrimination.
The South East region has a very active LGBT+ committee; we meet throughout the year to discuss campaigns and issues affecting our members. The committee are great supporters of many local pride events across the region and are delighted to be sponsoring Medway and Gravesham for the first (but hopefully not last) time!
Olds Cool Nights is a Music Brand for those who are looking to enjoy the golden days of dance music. Started by two like minded friends and DJ’s who are passionate about dance music. After decades of experience playing venues all over kent and the South, including many long term successful residencies, they decided to break away from the mainstream and go back to their roots and rediscover their passion for the music that defined many a generation.
Olds Cool aims to bring that vibe back to those that were there and introduce it to a new generation!!
Nucleus Arts is the Award Winning flagship arts organisation founded by the Halpern Charitable Foundation. The Foundation was the brainchild of the late Hilary Halpern and it was his dream to promote the Arts in Medway and Kent. Nucleus Arts has become the cultural and creative heart of Kent & Medway over the past 15 years (founded in 2002) and focuses on affordability, accessibility and excellence in the Arts.
Featuring a wide variety of works by local artists, Nucleus Arts aims to prove that beautiful, original and unique works of art can be both attainable and affordable, whilst at the same time providing low-cost studio space to artists in order to enable them to be able to practice their Art.
MCC Partners are a Gravesham based accountancy company who want to break the mould and move away from the conventional accounting stereotype.
We want to build relationships with our clients that will allow us to support your business and help you to grow.
Say good bye to hourly billing, and surprise invoices! With our transparent billing system and fixed 12 month fees and free consultations you will never be surprised again.
MCC Partners are proud to support the work of Gravesham Pride.
Here at The Invicta Bar we’re passionate about serving you the finest quality beer produced by independent breweries from Kent and beyond. Either fresh from our taps or from our bottle shop. Our tap lists rotate, so you can always be assured that we are serving you the best, freshest beer available. We also serve flavoursome gourmet style burgers, loaded fries and more!
The Invicta Bar are so happy to be supporting Gravesham Pride in 2020 and beyond!
Cohesion Plus is a Gravesham based community arts organisation which was established in 2008. Since then we have delivered regular free arts activity and festivals across Kent. In 2018 it became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. We passionately believe that the arts should be accessible to all and should be used as a means to bringing people together regardless of their background, promoting community cohesion and our shared British values. In Gravesham over many years we have led on the organisation and delivery of the St George’s Day celebrations working with local schools, the Fusion Street Festival which takes place in Gravesend Town Centre and the Gravesham Festival of Christas Lights. In additon we provide regular drumming sessions for young people as well as workshops activity in school and community settings based around North Indian and Southern African dance and music.
Built in 1968 as part of the new Civic Centre, The Woodville has hosted dance schools, local shows and national talent. Our main auditorium is capable of seating 650 patrons across three levels or of being transformed into a flat floor space for cabaret performances for 380 seated at tables and 100 seated in the circle.
Beneath the Main Auditorium is our Studio Theatre, sponsored by O2 Gravesend. This space is used to present familiar plays and new pieces of theatre and play hosts to our monthly Comedy Club. The Studio Theatre, sponsored by O2 Gravesend can accommodate up to 180 seated patrons and has a bar at the rear of the seating area.
GA.. Gravesham Arts .. is a charity and our home is St Andrews Arts Centre, the decommissioned, Victorian church building on the Thames in Royal Pier Rd.
We have an annual Sponsored Artists scheme and run Family and Adult workshops/ competitions. The hall is used to back music, drama and art exhibitions/ performances.
You can join GA and support us and get more involved at committee meetings, contributing ideas and helping to promote the arts in Gravesham..
Gravesham Arts Salon had its first meeting in December 2016 and since starting as an informal network of creative practitioners working in Gravesham, it is now a constituted organisation initiating and delivering projects under the GAS banner. It has, however, maintained its core intentions to be a supportive space for artists and creatives in the area to share ideas and work and link up with colleagues.
Since its inception GAS has worked on several projects including Silk River in 2017. In 2018 GAS delivered the first one day Riverside Fringe Festival in July and based on its success this was developed into a week-long festival in 2019. Riverside Fringe 2019 was awarded ACE funding and information on the festival and the venues and artist can be seen on this website. In 2020 GAS is planning an even bigger fringe festival in the autumn as an associate of Estuary 2020.
KECC (Kent Equality Cohesion Council) came into being following the closure of the North West Kent Racial Equality Council in March 2010. The main objectives of the KECC are:
Working towards the reduction of inequality, the elimination of discrimination and to promote good relations between the diverse communities with a view to strengthen community cohesion in the County of Kent.