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Pride at Argos

Want to know what Pride means to us at Argos, or are you looking to take part? Discover our background and future plans with Pride and how you can celebrate Pride yourself, at an official event or at home.

What is Pride?

Did you know that the month of June was chosen as LGBT Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall riots and recognise the impact LGBT people have had in the world? This year also sees the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots making it a huge year for commemorating LGBT rights.

 

Although we have come so far in the UK, there is still so much more we can do. Pride events help remind us all that although we can and should be proud of our sexuality and gender identity, there is still work to be done until all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people are accepted without exception.

Pride at Argos

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Our aim

At Argos, our aim is to become the most inclusive retailer; where every single one of our colleagues feel safe and supported at work and customers feel welcome when they shop with us.

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Pride events

Last year we had over 1,500 colleagues across both Argos and Sainsbury's participate in 26 different Pride events across the country, this year we’re going even bigger! This summer, we are planning to walk in over 30 Prides as a business, making this the biggest year ever.

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Helen Milford

"My name is Helen and I am the sponsor of the LGBTA Network here at Argos. I feel honoured to be able to champion such an important cause and support my colleagues in a way that goes beyond work. It really makes me proud to work at an organisation that champions inclusivity. #ProudAtArgos"

When is Pride?

Come and celebrate with us! All the dates below are Pride events that Argos and Sainsbury's colleagues will be attending - check back later as we add more dates.

May & June

Swansea: 4th May

Birmingham: 25th May

Grampian: 25th May

Durham: 26th May

Northumberland: 1st June

Blackpool: 8th June

York: 8th June

Coventry: 8th June

Canterbury: 15th June

Edinburgh: 22nd June

Dublin: 29th June

July

London: 6th July

Black Pride (London): 7th July

Bristol: 13th July

Glasgow: 13th July

Manchester Sparkle Weekend: 12-14th July

Hull: 20th July

Isle of Wight: 20th July

Newcastle: 20th July

Liverpool: 27th July

Norwich: 27th July

Nottingham: 27th July

Sheffield: 27th July

August & September

Brighton: 3rd August

Belfast: 3rd August

Leeds: 4th August

Chester: 10th August

Manchester: 24th August

Southampton: 24th August

Cornwall (Newquay): 24th August

Cardiff: 25th August

Leicester: 31st August

Newry: 31st August

Reading: 31st August

Gloucester: 14th September

Milton Keynes: 14th September

Sunderland: 29th September

Celebrate Pride

Show your Pride

Are you planning to attend a Pride event in your local city? Find all you need to prepare for the celebrations and capture all the memories of your day.

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Hair and make-up

Go all out with glitter and bold make-up, or keep your look subtle and simple - it's completely your choice.

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Need some inspiration? Try our festival looks page

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Instant cameras

Make sure you've got a camera at the ready to snap away - upload images or print them instantly.

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Portable power banks

Don't let low battery affect your day - keep a power bank handy so you can enjoy yourself.

Host a party

Come rain or shine, round up your friends and family for a house party to be proud of. Whether indoors or out, shake up some cocktails and dance the night away.

Start the party here

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Prepare the playlist

A wireless or Bluetooth speaker is a must - connect it with your phone and stream music all day and all night.

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Raise a glass

Make sure you have plenty of glasses for your guests, whatever their tipple.

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Party ideas

Whether you host the ultimate party or a smaller gathering - we've got great suggestions to help make your event unforgettable.

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