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The LGBT charity combating discrimination and championing safer spaces, Ask For Clive, is brining back its Pub Pride event for 2022.
Ask for Clive
Ask for Clive is a charity that partners with venues to promote inclusion and to create welcoming environments for the LGBT community. They work directly with local communities and venues, and collaborate with law enforcement on training and reporting initiatives. How does it work? Venues put the Ask for Clive sticker on their door to let people know that ‘Everyone is Welcome Here’ and that discrimination will not be tolerated. Ask for Clive provide a briefing pack for venues to use to train staff in the event that any form of discrimination or hate crime is observed or reported.
The Pub Pride event returns in 2022, as a means for venues to celebrate pride locally. Publicans and venue managers have freedom to decide what their Pub Pride event entails, tailored to their local community. The charity also encourages venues to raise funds on the night.
This year’s event will be on 27 May (Friday), with partners encouraged to keep flags and bunting up for the duration of Pride Month (June).
The Pub Pride campaign started in 2021, so now in its second year, Pub Pride is expected to grow. Danny Clare, Co-Founder of Ask For Clive said “It is great to be back for 2022, we have already had an abundance of interest from last year’s venues and major partners.” He hopes to have over 1000 venues signed up to share the message of inclusion on a much bigger scale. Clare goes on to inform us that “so far, we have venues signed up from the Shetlands to Gibraltar, it’s key that Pub Pride is where you live and where you go out. We are thrilled to also have nationwide support from CAMRA [Campaign for Real Ale] this year to boot. This will really help drive the messages of acceptance and inclusivity at a grass roots level, especially into rural and non-urban areas.”
If reading this as a pub owner or managers looking to take part in Pub Pride, you can register your venue and purchase a kit for your event at pubprideshop.co.uk with registration closing on 4 April. The Pub Pride product range has also expanded for this year, so pub-goers can expect to see some badges and t-shirts available for purchase.
For more information about Ask for Clive, visit askforclive.com