OUR SUPPORTERS AND COLLABORATORS
WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE SOME INCREDIBLE ORGANISATIONS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE TO HELP US ENSURE FOREST GAYTE PRIDE CONNECTS WITH THE COMMUNITY IN THE BEST WAY. WE ARE ALSO BLESSED WITH SOME INCREDIBLE LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORT WHAT WE DO, RUN AND HELP BUILD EVENTS, AND WITHOUT WHOSE GENEROSITY WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO FUND THE WORK WE DO AND KEEP FOREST GAYTE GOING!
ALBERT KENNEDY TRUST
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBTQ+ young people in the UK experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments to find safe homes, employment, education or training and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.
Read more about AKT on their official WEBSITE
Stonewall was founded in 1989 by a small group of people who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act.
Section 28 was an offensive piece of legislation designed to prevent the so-called 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools; as well as stigmatising lesbian, gay and bi people, it galvanised the LGBT community.
The aim from the outset was to create a professional lobbying group that would prevent such attacks on lesbians, gay and bi people from ever occurring again. Stonewall has subsequently put the case for equality on the mainstream political agenda by winning support within all the main political parties and now has offices in England, Scotland and Wales.
Read more about Stonewall on their official WEBSITE
UK BLACK PRIDE
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. We produce an annual celebration during pride month, as well as a variety of activities throughout the year in and around the UK, which also promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and wellbeing of the communities we represent.
Read more about UK Black Pride on their official WEBSITE
LONDON QUEER MUSLIMS
London Queer Muslims is the United Kingdom’s first Zikir & Islamic theology organisation run by and for queer Muslims. Their mission statement states that “Rather than accept “inclusion” or “integration” into endo-cisgendered and heteronormative spaces, we place a strong emphasis on trans, intersex, non-binary, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual and asexual leadership and participation. Our cisgendered and heterosexual allies are welcome too! By centralising the intersection of Queer and Muslim experiences in our group, we address some of the solutions queer muslims seek.” You can learn more about their Itjab workshops, Zikir circles, and the work they do in the community on their official WEBSITE
LESBIANS AND GAYS SUPPORT THE MIGRANTS
LGSMigrants is a queer activist group that, through fundraising and direct action, stand in solidarity with all migrants and refugees.
Inspired by Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1980s LGSM build on a proud history of queer solidarity to say: no one is illegal.
Find out more about their activism and how to join the movement on their official WEBSITE
PRETTY DECENT BEER COMPANY
The Forest Gate locals create Pretty Decent in their Taproom. “We started The Pretty Decent Beer Company in order to leave an impact. We wanted to make the best beer we could, and do some decent things with the money spent drinking it. From day one we wanted to ensure we donated something from every beer to causes we thought make the world that little bit better. 15p out of a pint isn’t going to change the world, but it all adds up to being a Pretty Decent thing to do.”
Read more about Pretty Decent and why we’re so happy to have them on board with us on their official WEBSITE
Tracks is a new meeting place brought to you by Pretty Decent Beer Co. Ransom Note & Fin Curran serving local and international beer, great food and records, and we’re delighted to have them hosting our official Post Pride Brunch this year.
Read more about Tracks and find links to their social media on their official WEBSITE
Wilkinsons Estate Agents has been a supporter of Forest Gayte Pride since it’s inception, supporting our performers and live music, and is a true ally and example of why the local community is so important in making this event as special as it is.
Read more about Wilkinsons on their offical WEBSITE
From the teams behind The Duke, Wanstead, and Hawkes Cidery, the Tavern is the newest neighbourhood pub between the Forest Gate and Leytonstone areas. From teaming up with us for the Big Queer Pub Quiz, to setting up a bar alongside Pretty Decent at the main event, the Leytonstone Tavern is helping bring the fun to Forest Gayte Pride!
Read more about the Leytsonstone Tavern and the great things happening on their official WEBSITE
Award-winning animation company Doodle Direct have been another supporter since we started, creating the amazing logos, flyers, posters and animation for us.
Read more about Doodle Direct and the incredible work they do on their offical WEBSITE