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About the event

Now in its second year, Silver Pride is a unique online festival designed to connect with and celebrate older LGBTQ+ people.

Over three days of summer, Silver Pride will host a smorgasbord of events. There are interviews – Alan Cumming is our “opening gala” guest – as well as panel discussions, a cookalong, a songwriting masterclass with O’Hooley and Tidow, composers of Gentlemen Jack’s theme song, an in-conversation between Straight Jacket author Matthew Todd and novelist Matt Cain, and even a ‘lock-in’ as writers Paul Flynn and Jeremy Atherton-Lin will be discussing the pivotal place of the pub in the gay experience.

Other guests include Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick, actor and writer Simon Callow, musician Beverley Glenn-Copeland, and Britain’s oldest drag queen, 96-year-old Maisie Trollette.

With this year’s theme ‘every day heroes’, Silver Pride is a celebration of the heroism that most people show in order just to live their authentic lives. It is also a commemoration of those who went before us – those who marched and fought and campaigned and died for the freedoms we enjoy today. Silver Pride is a party and a paean.

Everyday Heroes - Craig Burton

We want to create conversations about and generate noise around the lives of older LGBT+ folks, as well as promoting intergenerational communication. These ambitions are reflected in our programme: it’s aimed at older people but there really is something for everyone.

Through the range of content we’ll be broadcasting over three days – from celebrity interviews to panel discussions, cookery demonstrations to specially made films – Silver Pride aspires to entertain and inspire,  firing conversations about and generating noise around the lives of older LGBTQ+ folks. We want to uncover hidden histories and hear stories heretofore hushed. Silver Pride is a celebration of the everyday heroes that most people have to be in order to just to live their lives and a commemoration of those who went before us. Who marched and fought and campaigned and died for the freedoms we enjoy today. Silver Pride is a party and a paean.

Silver Pride is also a network of support groups whose work in creating community is made possible by the money raised by this weekend.

We hope you can join us.

Craig Burton

This year we are creating a silver pride grant-making fund. A portal for micro grants to support and enable the creation or more support groups for older LGBTQ+ and the encouragement of inter generational cross generation connectivity and communication. For more info contact helen@consortium.LGBT Or


We know how valuable your time is, so we scheduled the entire event around mingling and socializing.

Get Involved

Why not have your own Silver Pride teas dance or party in conjunction with your local pride festivities?

Silver Pride have branding and assets even music playlists for your own “do” to celebrate your own Everyday Hero’s.

Also join the networks and find out where the silver pride party’s are happing and why not join in with others people’s festivities.

Stay Safe and follow government guidelines for Covid securities.


Lockdown has exacerbated the issues of isolation and loneliness, but we’re determined to make sure the older generations have a reason to celebrate and socialise online.
Craig Burton
Founder, Silver Pride UK

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