Pride Glasgow is back! After a couple of years of missing out or muted celebrations, Glasgow’s official Pride is back for 2022 in all of its rainbow glory. We’re excited to welcome people from across the spectrum of LGBTQ+ to Glasgow to march and party on 25th June. Plan your trip to Glasgow and book your perfect accommodation in PREMIER SUITES. We offer comfortable, spacious apartments, ideal for groups of friends to get ready, pre-drink and get a great night’s sleep after a day and night of partying. Book your stay on our website for our best available rates and special offers.
Pride in Glasgow
Pride Glasgow’s 2022 event programme was imagined and delivered by Pride Glasgow SCIO and promises to be the biggest and brightest yet. They are facilitating the annual Pride Glasgow festival where thousands visit to celebrate and promote LGBT equality and simply being your true self. Pride Glasgow was established in 2004 and the parade and festival has been an annual event since 2012, growing bigger every year. After a tricky two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Pride Glasgow has taken a significant step forward in planning this major event for the city which will comprise its famous march and a series of events around Glasgow. It’s the largest Pride party in Scotland and people come from all over the UK and the world to experience this colourful event.
Pride Glasgow 2022
Pride Glasgow’s 2022 march starts at noon on Saturday 25th June at Greendyke Street, just outside Glasgow Green and after making its way through Glasgow City Centre, ends on the Broomielaw near the new Barclays Campus where there will be a small selection of stalls and activities. As well as the march, this year’s events will involve collaborations with venues across the city, offering greater accessibility to the LGBT community and including events for families and under 18s. The concept of Pride Glasgow is more flexible this year and can cater to the different audiences within the community. Several charities and organisations have signed up to participate in the march this year and event sponsors include Barnardos, Santander, Mealzo, AXM Club, Open Reach, GXO & City Sightseeing Glasgow.
Chris Lang, Pride Glasgow’s chair, says ‘we’re excited and delighted to be in a position to deliver the Pride Glasgow march again this June after a two year break. The team are hard at work pulling everything together as we speak, and if all goes to plan we will be announcing some fabulous events to go alongside the march in the coming months. It’s good to be back’
Other Pride Events
Bike for good are organising a Queer Bike Tour of Glasgow for Festival Fortnight. This ride takes you across South, East and Central Glasgow incorporating current and past LGBTQI+ landmarks, sports venues and discussion of LGBT issues in sport. It’s a 10km route at an easy pace so no need to break out the spandex. You’ll see Glasgow’s Autonomous Space, the Pink Peacock, Bike for Good South, Category is Books, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, the women’s library, Bonjour, LGBT Youth Scotland; the gay area in the Merchant City; The Waterloo, Leap Sports offices, Nice N Sleazy’s and the CCA. Book soon to avoid disappointment in what promises to be a fabulous tour.
Gay Bars in Glasgow
Pride in Glasgow is not confined to June. We have a great selection of queer-friendly bars, pubs clubs and watering holes, depending on what you’re into.
Delmonicas (known locally as ‘Dels’), is a fun gay bar located right in the heart of Glasgow’s gay triangle. Since 1991, Dels has entertained guests with great music and activities, including karaoke and visiting DJs. their famous quiz nights are a must-do over Pride week.
Speakeasy is the central point of the gay district and prides itself on friendly ambience, great cocktails and delicious food; the trifecta of a great night out. It’s open Wednesday to Saturday and the great music makes it popular and lively over the weekend.
Katies Bar is also in the gay quarter and is described as a ‘hip, trendy gay bar with cheap food and drink throughout the week’. They host regular events including guest DJs, drag and tribute acts, open-mic nights and more.
The Waterloo claims to be Scotland’s oldest gay bar and is a firm favourite among locals and visitors, They have great entertainment, complemented by friendly staff and drinks specials making it a top hangout for all ages. If you’re free, check out the Karaoke every Sunday – it’s a guaranteed great night out. Book your stay in PREMIER SUITES Glasgow and enjoy comfortable, flexible accommodation in the heart of the action. We look forward to welcoming you and wish you a safe and happy Pride.