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A compassionate, even-handed documentary exploring LGBTQ+ Pride in the UK that's fundraising to pay for historical film & photos.
A compassionate, even-handed documentary exploring LGBTQ+ Pride in the UK that's fundraising to pay for historical film & photos.
481 backers pledged £20,866 to help bring this project to life.

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 WHY DO WE NEED A FILM ABOUT PRIDE?

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Feature documentary PRIDE? explores the history and relevance of LGBTQ+ Pride in the UK.

In March we screened a work-in-progress edit at the BFI FLARE FESTIVAL and were a pick of the festival in the Independent which said PRIDE? "will no doubt be one of the most important LGBT factual films of 2017.”

Before we can go further, there are vital historical moments we need to visualise through archive film and photos...which is why we need your help! 

Archive material is expensive but with your help we can create a thought provoking film that celebrates and educates.

Pride-In-London Parade
Pride-In-London Parade

We've interviewed key figures from Pride's history: Jennie Lazenby (Lesbian Strength) Stuart Feather (Founder member, The Gay Liberation Front), Peter Tatchell (Co-Founder, Outrage) and Lisa Power (Founder member, Stonewall):

Jennie Lazenby, Stuart Feather, Peter Tatchell and Lisa Power - Interviewed in PRIDE?
Jennie Lazenby, Stuart Feather, Peter Tatchell and Lisa Power - Interviewed in PRIDE?

 

 

Also included are current lead organisers: Phyll Opoko-Gyimah (Director of UK Black Pride), Michael Salter-Church and Alison Camps (Co-Chairs of Pride-In-London):

Phyll Opoko-Gyimah, Michael Salter-Church and Alison Camps - Interviewed in PRIDE?
Phyll Opoko-Gyimah, Michael Salter-Church and Alison Camps - Interviewed in PRIDE?

  

They share key events from Pride's history and current story. We need to go one step further and SHOW YOU!

PRIDE? IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE PROGRESS AND TEACH OF THE STRUGGLES WE'VE FOUGHT ALONG THE WAY. UNDERSTANDING OUR PAST PREPARES US FOR THE BATTLES AHEAD.

A PHOTO SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS! Check out Peter Tatchell and Lisa Power marching with OUTRAGE in the 1980's:

Peter Tatchell and Lisa Power march with Outrage in London in 1988.
Peter Tatchell and Lisa Power march with Outrage in London in 1988.

Watch this fantastic video of legendary activist Mark Ashton of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners discussing why intersectionality is important.

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BUYING A REWARD WILL HELP US PAY FOR MORE FILM & PHOTOS OF THE HISTORY OF THE MOVEMENT! 

We need to SHOW LGBTQ+ HISTORY!

  • FILM & VIDEO FOOTAGE
  • TV NEWS REPORTS
  • PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS
  • NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES

This material is EXPENSIVE! We're searching libraries and archives, but rights holders charge BIG FEES for use in films like ours.  We need to hire a specialist archivist to locate these hidden gems of LGBTQ+ history.

UK Pride March in 1980
UK Pride March in 1980

 WE NEED TO SEE THE FACES OF THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT!

WE NEED TO SEE THE CAMPAIGNING AGAINST SECTION 28!

WE NEED TO SEE THE FIGHT AGAINST THE AIDS CRISIS!

...AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

We've got great rewards for any size wallet, pick the one best suited for you!

  • Thank You's on FACEBOOK & TWITTER for £5 
  • The official PRIDE? ENAMEL BADGE and POSTCARD set for £15
  • DOWNLOAD the finished film for £25 
  • YOUR NAME in the credits for £50 
  • Become a PRODUCER from £1k - £5k 

Sharing is Caring! Even if you can't pledge please help by sharing the campaign on your Facebook and Twitter pages! Use our hashtag #weareprojectpride so we can see your posts.

 

LGBTQ+ rights have evolved dramatically since the Equality Act 2010. Protection from discrimination at work, equal marriage, adoption and more. Much progress to celebrate, especially this year 2017, the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. 

The Pride-In-London Parade.
The Pride-In-London Parade.

A generation has grown up with same-sex marriage, since the repeal of Section 28, the homophobic law stating that Local Authorities ‘shall not intentionally promote homosexuality', and without memories of the HIV Crisis which has perhaps lead to a complacency.

Events like the shootings at Pulse in Orlando, Florida where 49 people were murdered, Brexit and the Trump Presidency are accompanying a rise in homophobic, racist and xenophobic attitudes. These may feel familiar to the older generations of our communities, while being an eye opener to LGBTQ+ youth who may not have faced these struggles.

 

PRIDE?'s success is due to the incredible contributions people have already made, a film "by the community, for the community." And we need you to be a part of this too. If you're not LGBTQ+ we want you too. We're always strengthened by our straight allies and this campaign is no different!

There are many ways to get on board:

  • Buy one of our reward packages - Money raised will locate and licence that vital archive material. You'll be helping us illustrate LGBTQ+ history, deepening the film's impact. 
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - Send us messages about your favourite Prides, what you think we should cover, people you want us to know about. 
  • Share this page on - Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - If you can't buy a reward, then Facebook update, send a Tweet, re-gram our Instagram. Spreading the message will make this a success! 
  • Donate archive material - We're fundraising for archive material but have YOU got footage we can use? Message us here or on social media.  LET US KNOW! We can't wait to hear from you.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF PRIDE?

The Official PRIDE? Poster
The Official PRIDE? Poster

 

Risks and challenges

We're a very low risk project. We're already on track to complete the new version of PRIDE? in the coming months. We've filmed additional interviews and footage to enhance the film. We already have some excellent archive footage already in the film.

Our Kickstarter is going to allow us to license more of the footage we need to illustrate our contributors stories of the history of UK LGBTQ+ Pride. If we can't get them we'll use the existing images of them speaking, it's just always better to see what people are referring to rather than simply watch it recounted.

Help us make PRIDE? the best film it can be and support our Kickstarter.

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    THANK YOU!

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    SOCIAL SHOUT-OUT!

    No more hiding in the closet - You'll receive a HUGE “Thank you!” on our Facebook & Twitter and our website weareprojectpride.com

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    WEAR IT WITH PRIDE?

    You'll receive a PRIDE? Enamel Badge & Official Postcard set + a shout-out on our social media channels and website www.weareprojectpride.com

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    GO DIGITAL!

    You'll receive a download of PRIDE? when it's released digitally + A shout-out on our Facebook page and weareprojectpride.com.

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    SPECIAL DELIVERY!

    GO DVD! You’ll receive a DVD of PRIDE? when it's released on home video + set of PRIDE? postcards + a shout-out on our Facebook page and weareprojectpride.com

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    CREDIT WHERE CREDIT'S DUE!

    All of the above and YOUR NAME will appear in the CREDITS of the film!

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    SKYPE CALL!

    ASK ASHLEY ANYTHING!

    You'll receive a 30 minute one-on-one Skype chat with PRIDE? director Ashley Joiner, who'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about PRIDE?

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    VIP CAST AND CREW SCREENING

    Score an invite for you and a guest to the hottest party of the year, the PRIDE? cast and crew screening with special London rooftop reception! + ALL OF ABOVE

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    Vist the Edit Suite for PRIDE?

    You and a guest visit director Ashley Joiner as he's completing edit for PRIDE? and see the film as it's coming together.
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT!

    Always wanted to be a Producer? See your name on IMDB?! Now is your time! Join the PRIDE? team with an Associate Producer credit! Also includes all of the above.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT!

    You are LEGENDARY! See your name in lights with an Executive Producer credit. The ULTIMATE way to be a part of the PRIDE? team! Also includes all of the above.

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