It was 2018 and with the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots, which began the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, that led to Pride Events fast approaching, two people, Natash & Martha, living in Medway began having a conversation wondering why Medway Pride was not a yearly event.
It wasn’t that the LGBTQ+ community was to small, Medway has always had a vibrant community scene with pubs and clubs serving the community, but Pride had not been a fixture in Medway. There had been Pride events with Local venues holding in house pride parties, and groups would travel to London or Brighton to attend their annual festivals.
These were small events and after these two events they concentrated and promoting Margate Pride to get that event on the annual calendar.
Natasha and Martha decided to hold a public meeting to see if the community wanted to hold a Pride event in Medway. The result was a deffinate YES with over 100 people willing to volunteer, So the plans began to promote a Medway Pride Festival.
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