Hay Pride 2023

Nature is Queer

Venue: Hay Castle
Hay Castle is excited to be co-hosting Hay’s second Pride event; a fantastic opportunity for people from the LGBTQ+ community to get together and celebrate their uniqueness and differences.

If you’re thinking of coming to check out a rural pride (think queer country fair) then you’ll have a very warm welcome in Hay on Wye. Being queer in a rural community can mean isolation from others like you. Pride gives people a real sense of belonging with their peers; it's a day about making and meeting new friends and chosen family.

The theme this year is 'nature is queer’. Nature in all its many forms provides such a beautiful spectrum of diversity, much like the queer community. And as well as being a famous book town, it's really important for us to celebrate our countryside location as being among the most beautiful in the UK.

Hay Pride brings together a great range of local LGBTQ+ musical talent, as well as showcasing some really special queer acts and don’t forget the hugely popular dog show where "Best in show' is awarded to every canine entry! Food stalls and a bar will also available on the castle lawn as part of the event.

See you there!
Hay Pride 2023