On 27 June 1992, one hundred thousand people from across Europe marched on London in the first ever EuroPride. The organisers of that event could not have known the powerful and enduring event that they were creating, but throughout June EPOA will celebrate the history and achievements of EuroPride in the 30 years since.
Each day in June we will focus our social media on a different EuroPride, starting chronologically with London in 1992 working through to Belgrade who host EuroPride in September this year. We will share videos, images and testimonials from EuroPrides through the years.
We’ve begun the month with an article on the early history of EuroPride and how it has developed over the years.
Thanks to the former chair of the first EuroPride – and first EPOA President – Teddy Basham-Witherington, we are holding a raffle to win an original EuroPride 1992 pin badge, with all proceeds to the EPOA Solidarity Fund, to support the Pride movement across Europe. Click here to buy tickets for the raffle.
The March for Peace in Warsaw, Poland will bring together Pride organisers to march in support of Ukraine in the first former communist country to host EuroPride (Warsaw, 2010).
On 26 June, the eve of the anniversary, we will join the organisers of EuroPride 1992 for a picnic in Brockwell Park, where the original EuroPride concert took place.
On the anniversary, 27 June, Mayor of London the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan will host his annual Pride Reception to mark not only the 50th anniversary of Pride in London, but also the 30th anniversary of EuroPride.
On Saturday 2 July, our President will march at Pride in London to mark the 30th anniversary, together with EPOA member Pride organisations.
Member organisations including Madrid Pride are also celebrating the EuroPride anniversary at events during June.