Producing Equality

16th - 22nd  July


Liverpool Pride: Producing Equality

Over 6000 people joined Liverpool Pride in Tate Exchange, from 16th to 22nd July, for a week of events and workshops that demonstrated the excitement and commitment with which people across our region create a Pride for everyone.

Each year Liverpool Pride brings the city to a halt with a celebration of LGBT+ lives and culture. For the months leading up to Pride, volunteers and community groups across the region prepare costumes, banners, artworks and performances for the big weekend.

Our week at Tate Exchange allowed people to drop in and meet the Liverpool Pride Volunteers, take part in debate and  get involved in the campaign against homophobia and transphobia.

March banners were on display from artists

Ben Youdan, Oliver Bliss, Sophie Green and Brian D Hanlon

Film Content from:

Jazamin Sinclair, Damien Swaby, John Bird, Tim Brunsden,

and from 20th July,

 Into The Light and We're Here from Thinking Film & Collective Encounters

as part of Come Out of the Shadows

Photography by:

Mark McNulty, Pete Carr, Collette Rawlinson, Katie Thomas, Andy Green, Bob Edwards, Matt Thomas, Cooper Kael McShane, Michael Carey, Sarah Bell and Sandi Hughes

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, from the people who took part in our debates, added to our timeline, decorated a peace bird or just had a conversation with us. 

We would also like to extend a special thank you to all the TATE staff who looked after us so well during our week, and to Jess Fairclough for all her help in supporting us through the TATE Exchange process so selflessly.





Each day from 1pm - 3pm, people took the time  to debate the future of Liverpool Pride - we asked some provocative questions and we wanted to know your opinions.  Each day will had a different theme: 

1. Tuesday 17 July: 1pm - 3pm

Music & Performance

. What kind of music should be part of Pride?

2. Wednesday 18 July: 1 - 3pm

Diversity and Inclusion

· How can Pride improve diversity in its programming?

3. Thursday 19th July:  1-3pm

Visual Arts, Film  & Literature

·       How can artists, film-makers and writers take part in Pride?

4. Friday 20th July:   1-3pm

Young People

· How can we involve young people in programming?

5. Saturday 21st: 1 - 3pm


·       What is the LGBT+ family?


Documentation photos by Sarah Bell

Watching Into The Light

Watching Into The Light


Banner Making:saturday 21st 

Saturday 21st July: 

Liverpool Queer Collective ran an informative workshop and then made expressive banners to carry in the Liverpool Pride 2018 March.

11am - 1pm: TATE Exchange Space

This session was be led by LQC to help give people ideas /inspiration so that they could create their own banner / placard that they could march with at Liverpool Pride 2018, looking at the March theme #AllTogetherNow.

1pm - 4.30pm: Clore Learning Space

This was be a drop in session for people who wanted to come and make something at their own leisure with the materials provided whilst meeting and chatting to other people.

Find out more about the Collective here:

Banner Making: Sunday 22nd july

Sunday 22nd July: Clore Learning Space: 11am - 4pm

This was an informal drop in workshop to make banners with Liverpool Pride Volunteers - a chance come along and express yourself.

As we discovered: sometimes, the simplest message has the most impact!

If you would like to volunteer for Liverpool Pride, register here: