A St Albans charity is bringing together pubs across the country to combat discrimination in the LGBTQ+ community with their first ever nationwide event.
Ask For Clive has launched their inaugural Pub Pride event set to take place on Friday, July 23 encourages venues across the country to host pride events.
The event was launched as a way to unite LGBTQ+ communities across the UK and celebrate pride season and support businesses that have had a tough year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Danny Clare, co-founder of Ask For Clive said that they are excited to bringing together venues across the country with a great selection signing up so far.
He said: “We are proud to be uniting the UK’s LGBTQ+ community on one big night in July. We have already seen an overwhelming response from venues across the country reaching out to learn more about the night, it is shaping up to be a national event reaching pubs in all corners of the UK.
“We cannot wait to paint the country with a rainbow and show the world that the UK is one of the most inclusively diverse and accepting countries.”
Danny added that the event will also mark the end of a difficult year for many brining together the country in a show of love and support.
He said: “The night will play an important role, especially for those who have come-out during the pandemic and have not been able to experience the love and support within their local LGBTQ+ community due to restrictions.”
Sean Hughes, Owner of Dylans and The Plough in St Albans said: “As a pub owner, Pub Pride offers my businesses a huge opportunity to showcase the inclusivity of our venues.
“Pub Pride will bring local businesses and communities together in a celebration of love and acceptance across the UK and this will be led by local pubs, bars and restaurants.”
Sign up your venue to the event here.