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CHAIR’S MESSAGE Welcome to Pride Edinburgh 2017 and our 22nd year of events here in our capital city and our first Pride Event to be produced as a Scottish Charity. I look back at 2016 when I stood in awe at the sheer size and scale of the Pride March which saw roughly 10,000 people join us as we declared to the world that Love is Love in the light of events in Orlando the world opened its hearts and stood as one. Sadly, as we see the news of events emanating from Chechnya there are still many corners of the world where members of the LGBTQI global community are repressed in pain and hurting through blatant terror and homophobia. By joining together once again we celebrate the best of ourselves and each other and state to the world that homophobia and terror will not prevail: Love will always win through! So, what’s our theme for Pride Edinburgh 2017? For our friends South of the Border this year marks 50 years since decriminalisation of homosexuality. Scotland had to wait until 1980 to reach that benchmark. What is clear is Scotland, its people, culture and heritage have always opened our doors to those from across the rainbow of diversity and we celebrate that in all its glory. Our theme for 2017 is Scottish Diversity! And we have added lots of Scottish trimmings to events throughout today. I would like to personally thank the hard-working team of the Pride Committee who this year have outdone themselves as we have not only organised today’s events but have successfully started our official Capital Pride Charity to support our work. To John Johnston, John Hein, William Furie, Jamie Love and Jan Irvine my profound thanks to you all. To our financial supporters, LGBTQI Scene Venues, Partners and Sponsors thank you for engaging with Pride Edinburgh in 2017 and we look forward to developing our future journeys together. To the true backbone of Pride Day events the huge army of Volunteers both on the March, the Community Fair, and those working hard across the venues I thank you all for your time and valued contributions. The one thing that stands out in my mind since our last gathering together in 2016 are the losses we have endured for instance: those in the public eye like George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Carrie’s Mother the great Debbie Reynolds all of whom were passionate supporters of LGBTQI rights for all humanity around the world. As tough as those losses were, the pain when the losses are felt in our own community here in Edinburgh is immeasurable. So Pride Edinburgh 2017 is dedicated to Hannah Doran, Cheyne Halliday and Jason Telford and to all those we have lost but will never ever forget. I hope you will enjoy the events planned and join us on the March on Saturday 17th June as we make our annual statement to the world that we are here, we are queer and we’re proud of ourselves and each other. By standing together we offer support for those under the yoke of oppression in those parts of the world that fail to accept diversity in all its beautiful colours. We do this with pride and love in our hearts for a better and brighter future for not only the LGBTQI community but for all Humanity. To you and yours, enjoy the day! Celebrate Scottish diversity because love really does always win through. A very Happy Pride 2017 to you all! Brett Herriot Chair, Pride Edinburgh

20 Years of Fighting for Equality! Since 1997 the Equality Network has successfully campaigned for each step on the road to LGBTI Equality in Scotland and there is so much more still to do. All of our campaigns are funded by donations – thank you for your years of support.

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Pride Edinburgh 2017 is dedicated to all those we have lost in the year since our last event but to three people in particular, Hannah Dorans, Cheyne Halliday and Jason Telford. We are all better for having known you in our lives and thank you for all you gave and with a heavy heart we say goodbye. Hannah Dorans: Hannah was a dedicated, selfless and caring individual who often thought of others before herself. With a bright sunny outlook on life, Hannah put caring for others at the centre of her world which is how she came to work with distinction with Pride Edinburgh. Hannah Dorans was a committed volunteer of the “Safe Zone” that provided medical, emotional and pastoral support during Pride Edinburgh 2016 and Hannah played a full part engaging with the community both on the day and throughout the life span of safe zone from the yellow bus parked outside St Mary’s Cathedral every weekend. Hannah was cruelly taken from us in March 2017. Despite the sadness of her passing, we are all better for having known her and we thank her commitment and the way in which she touched so many lives.

Cheyne Halliday: Cheyne Halliday was gifted singer and songwriter with passion for life and exploring human emotions through music. Cheyne was also the Guitarist with Metro Mafia. Cheyne was proud of his connections to the LGBTQI community and wrote and performed the song in Pride Edinburgh’s Coming Home 2016 Video and appeared on the Main Stage of Pride 2016 and spent the day mixing with friends and fans from across the community. Cheyne passed away May 2017 following an accident whilst on holiday in Malta at the age of 23 robbing the world of a talented musician and a beautiful soul. Pride Edinburgh is humbled to dedicate our 2017 Event in his memory and we say thank you Cheyne for what you have given us.

Jason Telford: Jason was a much loved member of the LGBTQI community often found enjoying the scene bars and with a wide circle of friends many of whom Jason met through his performance career in both Musical Theatre and as a solo artiste. Jason was known for performing the role of “Angel” in Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” playing in several productions of the show including with the Chair of Pride Edinburgh. With soaring high tenor vocals and a wicked sense humour, Jason touched the lives of all those he met bringing smiles, laughter and memories that will last a lifetime. Jason attended several pride events and supported many causes across the LGBTQI community including fundraising for Waverley Care. Sadly Jason passed away in November 2016 at the age of just 27, leaving a gap in our lives that can never be filled. The laughter may have faded but the love Jason had for life and the memories of his voice will remain with us always. Pride Edinburgh is proud to dedicate our 2017 event in his memory.

Where you can find help‌

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

A unique community initiative that promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. address: 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TE tel: 0131 523 1100 email: web: LGBT Helpline: 0300 123 2523 Tuesday & Wednesday 12-9pm

The Samaritans

If you are feeling depressed or suicidal you can call the Samaritans who provide a confidential listening service at any time (24/7). phone: 0131 221 9999 or 116123 (national freephone 24/7 number) visit:

You can speak to someone in person from 9am until 10pm every day at the Edinburgh branch which is open at 25 Torphichen Street (close to Haymarket Station). You don’t need an appointment.

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

As well as phone support, you can get face-to-face support in the centre or could stay at the centre for up to a week, whilst in crisis. phone: 0808 801 0414 - 24/7 freephone helpline text 0797 442 9075 (by text) email: web:






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Ceilidh Debating Hall 16:30 – 18:15 in association with The Gay Gordons

The Pride Edinburgh Ceilidh returns for 2017 in association with The Gay Gordons, in the splendour of the Debating Hall in Teviot House. Accompanied by live musicians and dance caller this promises to add a real splash of Scottishness to Pride Day! So dig out your kilt, fancy frock or something with that special touch of tartan grab your partner and take to the floor and see out Pride Day in style in the baroque splendour of the debating hall. This is a free event in association with The Gay Gordons and donations for both the Gordons and Pride Edinburgh can be made at the door. Drinks can be taken into the debating hall from the various bars in Teviot House.

MARCH 2017 Assemble at Scottish Parliament, Royal Mile, Edinburgh @ 11am


March assembles at Scottish Parliament, Royal Mile Edinburgh.


Speeches from invited Guests and Speakers.


March Departs. Heads off south along Horse Wynd, turning right into Queen’s Drive, then right into Holyrood Gait, then left in Holyrood Road. Straight ahead directly into the Cowgate, continuing along the Cowgate before turning left into Candlemaker Row, at the top of Candlemaker Row cross over to Bristo Place before left into Potterrow. Right into Crichton Street, then right into Charles Street.


March arrives at Teviot House and Potterrow Dome where Pride Day events commence.

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The post pride wrap party with cabaret games and prizes galore to give away

Family Rave Debating Hall 14.00 – 16.00 in association with Big Fish Little Fish To accommodate families with younger Pride goers, Pride Edinburgh 2017 is proud to present a Family Rave in the Debating Hall in association with Big Fish Little Fish. Aimed at families with younger children (aged 8 and under) though older siblings are welcome. This is family fun for the post rave generation of parents with BFLF resident DJ Leme playing proper club anthems with club lighting (NO strobes), craft area, play area with tents and tunnels, giant colouring mural, babies only safe space with soft mats cushions and ball pools, parachute dance, glow sticks and transfer tattoos and bubble machines. Sound levels will be monitored to be at safe levels for even the smallest of ears. Please note this is a standing/dancing event and as such seating will be limited. No buggies will be allowed inside the Debating Hall but a dedicated buggy park will be available - please follow the instruction of the stewards at the event. Please note adults are not admitted to the rave unless accompanied by a child. Parents must remain responsible for children at all times. A maximum of 3 children per adult or 4 adults per child will be admitted. Groups meeting the maximum numbers must check with organisers for approval first. This is a FREE but ticketed event. Please email to book tickets and for further information prior to Pride Day itself. Entrance without prebooking cannot be guaranteed.


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The New Amphion, Teviot Row House OPEN ALL AFTERNOON Come along to the Health and Community Fair to visit our wide range of stalls and engage with and access services, information and expert knowledge in the fields of general health, sexual health, counselling and much, much more. We are hugely grateful to the many people and organisations who have worked hard and contributed to make Pride and the Community Fair such a great resource to us all.

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TransSpace Middle Reading Room Teviot Row House Open 1pm – 4pm Drop in to this diverse, safe and welcoming space for trans people (and their family and friends). Drinks and snacks available to purchase. Gender neutral toilets provided. • Chat and laugh with old friends and new. • Find out useful info about your rights and how to navigate transition. • Have a free make-over by a professional make-up artist. • Discuss priorities for improving trans equality and healthcare. • Watch some great short trans films and find out about the next trans film-making course. • Hear about up-coming trans events and activism. 

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THANKS FROM THE PRIDE TREASURER Pride Edinburgh is an incredibly expensive thing to run. We have two main sources of income: collections and sponsorship. Firstly, we’d like to thank YOU if you’ve already put cash into a can. Secondly, we’d like to thank YOU if you haven’t put cash into a can yet - because you’re going to, aren’t you? You’d buy your mates a pint,wouldn’t you? So why not give Pride Edinburgh at least the price of a pint? And thirdly, our thanks go to those highly annoying but invaluable people who do all the can shaking and/or have organised or intend to organise benefits for Pride Edinburgh. Then there are our sponsors. You’ll see their logos in this guide, on our website and on our Stewards’ T-shirts. We thank them for making the events planned a reality. Many organisations have paid for a stall at our Health and Community Fair - go and visit them there. Other sponsors have advertised in this guide or on our website - their organisations and businesses are worthy of your support. On the day, ONLY the venues who have helped us out in one way or another will have one of our “Official Pride Venue” placards on their doors - we know who they are and it’s only right that everybody else should too! The Brothers and Sisters of The Order Of Perpetual Indulgence have, in one manifestation or another, been behind much of the work that goes on unseen behind Pride Edinburgh (they know who they are and have no need of any more media whoring). Please reward them by practicing safer sex throughout the coming year with the partner or partners of your choice: you owe it to them and yourself! John Hein Treasurer, Pride Edinburgh

Pride Edinburgh and Pride Scotia are trading names of CAPITAL PRIDE which is Registered in Scotland as a company Limited by Guarantee. Company Number: 553508 and as a Scottish Charity SCO47374 Registered Office: Edinburgh LGBT Centre, 58a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

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Pride Edinburgh 2017 guide to whats on.


Pride Edinburgh 2017 guide to whats on.