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Silver Pride 2021

Silver Pride 2021

Over three days of summer, Silver Pride will host a smorgasbord of events.  There are interviews - Alan Cumming is our “opening gala” guest – and our Big Saturday Interview is with Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick. There are panel discussions, a cookalong, an in-conversation between Straight Jacket author Matthew Todd and novelist Matt Cain, and even a  ‘lock-in’ as writers Paul Flynn and Jeremy Atherton-Lin will be discussing  the pivotal place of the pub in the gay experience.  

Other guests include actor and writer Simon Callow, and Britain’s oldest  drag queen, 87-year-old Maisie Trollette.  

With this year’s theme ‘everyday heroes’, Silver Pride is a celebration of the  heroism that most people show in order just to live their authentic lives. It  is also a commemoration of those who went before us – those who  marched and fought and campaigned and died for the freedoms we enjoy  today. Silver Pride is a party and a paean.  

Silver Pride Founder Craig Burton said: “We want to create conversations  about and generate noise around the lives of older LGBT+ folks, as well as  promoting intergenerational communication. These ambitions are reflected  in our programme: it’s aimed at older people but there really is something  for everyone. We hope you can join us.” 

All money raised through Silver Pride ticket sales – sold on a pay-what you-can basis – will go to a special Silver Pride fund, being overseen by the  LGBT Consortium, and distributed to groups catering for older LGBT+  people and creating much-needed community.  

More guests TBA. All details embargoed until July 17, 2021. 

1 Older, in this instance, is 50+                                    

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Published: 24-Jun-2021

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