July is practically here, so it can only mean one thing: Glasgow Pride is coming up. In 2022, Glasgow saw the largest Pride march in history, meaning we have to step up even more this year. With Pride Edinburgh just gone on June 24, now it’s Glasgow’s turn to show Scotland how it’s done. So, we’ve put everything into one place so everyone can be in the loop of what’s happening for Mardi Gla this year.
When is Glasgow Pride 2023?
Mardi Gla Glasgow Pride is happening on July 15 this year starting at noon and going into the late hours of the night with events happening around the city.
Just like every year, the Pride March will make start at Glasgow Green and end at George Square. Mach goers will start gathering at 11:30am, with the march starting at midday. Individuals and groups of up to nine people without banners go free, while people with banners or placards, groups of ten or more, commercial organisations and people with vehicles need to register on the Glasgow’s Pride website.
Glasgow Pride 2023 theme
Every year, Glasgow’s Pride sets a theme for everyone to follow. For example, 2022’s theme was ‘Bi is Beautiful’, and 2021 was themed ‘Together as One and U=U’. This year, it’s all about women with the theme being ‘Women of the LGBTQ+ Community and Movement’. What is more, Scottish singer Horse has been crowned the ‘Queen of Pride’ this year.
And of course, the Pride festivities don’t end with the march. The Pride Hub is back with four floors of celebratory goodness at Strathclyde Students Union and the university between 1pm and 8pm. Expect a myriad of stalls offering information, products by local businesses and artists as well plenty of goodies and live performances.
DILF UK – Glasgow’s Pride Special is also inviting guests for a party into the late hours of the night until 3am at Slay Glasgow. Revolution on Mitchell Street will also host a Pride Afterparty with DJs and performances, while The Barrowlands Ballroom on 244 Gallowgate will host a stellar line-up of acts, such as drag, live bands, samba drummers and choirs as well as stalls, face painting and family activities.