Isle of Wight Pride marks its special day

Miss Jason, a patron of Isle of Wight Pride has made a special visit to the Island to announce “save the date” and a COVID-19 safe way to celebrate what would have been a day with parade, beach party and community village.

Once the Trustees of Isle of Wight Pride became aware of the impact and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic they took the decision to postpone this year’s event, with the intention to return in 2021.

Miss Jason has revealed the date to save is Saturday 17 July 2021.

Isle of Wight Pride is also inviting the community to take part in this special day and post on its Facebook page memories from previous prides on the Island that started in 2017 and included UK Pride in 2018. Alternately post what IW Pride means to you or dress up for the occasion. Five lucky posts will each receive a pair of VIP tickets for next year’s IW Pride, including a VIP Hovertravel Pride Experience.

The trustees said “We are disappointed we can’t be out and about celebrating Isle of Wight Pride with the LGBTQ+ and Island community. So we are delighted and welcome the news that Hovertravel have agreed to continue their support and to partner us in 2021.

“It means we can move forward with plans for next year, which subject to diaries will feature Cheryl Hole, one of the first contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK who was booked to appear this year.

“We also hope to brighten the day with shared memories and alternative ways to celebrate today on Facebook”