Walking Proud with Worthing Pride

July 2022

The Worthing Pride theme this year is, ‘be whoever you want to be’, a strength that runs through the LGBTQAI+ community, and for our clients at Turning Tides. 

Celebrating diversity, inclusivity and supporting our communities to be who they want to be, is a core value that we share with the Pride, and is often pertinent to our clients who may have had to overcome much adversity to rebuild their lives. 

This serves as one reason why we are delighted to be walking loud and proud with over 300 other local organisations in Saturday’s Worthing Pride Parade, and with the additional excitement of performances from 80s and 90s pop stars, including, Betty Boo, N-Trance and Five, this is a Pride not to be missed. 

Let’s put Worthing Pride on the map

After the past two years of isolation due to the pandemic this year’s Worthing’s Pride will give our local community the freedom to express themselves, including people we support, helping them to find the strength and belief in themselves, to create a brighter future.  

Saturday 9th July will see the free Pride Walking Parade return, where everyone is invited to the Prom to celebrate with some of the best local businesses and community groups supporting the fabulous Pride March. The Parade will start outside the Burlington Hotel at 11am, heading east towards Steyne Gardens and arriving at 12pm ready for the gates of the park to open. 

Gary Richardson, Creative Director said: “Worthing has some fantastic live music events in the town. I’m a big believer that the town deserves the ‘real deal’. I am so excited to bring the biggest boy and girl band of the ’90s to Pride this year and really put Worthing on the map as one of the best local Prides the UK has to offer.”

The proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the charity Switchboard, who run a variety of services including sections of the LGBTQAI+ community living with or affected by dementia or concerned about memory loss. 

Ruth Poyner, Turning Tides Head of Fundraising and Communications explains, “People who have experienced homelessness often live with a deep fear of being judged. We want all our clients to thrive, and we work continuously to create an environment where they can feel comfortable and confident about proudly being themselves”.

Walk loud and proud with Turning Tides

Worthing Pride is a chance to celebrate all our community in its glorious diversity, so please join us and 300 other organisations in supporting our LGBTQAI+ community.    

Don’t miss out on this truly collaborative and celebratory event. You can find out more about getting involved here.