Norwich Pride goes virtual due to coronavirus restrictions

Norwich Pride 2020 going online Credit: Norwich Pride

This year's Norwich Pride is taking place online for the first time because of coronavirus restrictions making it impossible to organise mass gatherings.

The event, run by volunteers, is being called Virtual Norwich Pride 2020 and is running all weekend.

The Progress Flag designed by Daniel Quasar is being used to promote Norwich Pride. The image adds a chevron to the tradition six colour rainbow flag.

The chevron with the colours black, brown, pink, blue and white are there to represent parts of the LGBT+ community that can be traditionally marginalised, in particular people of colour, people with HIV/AIDS and transgender people. 

Norwich Castle will be projecting the Progress Flag onto its walls on Pride Night.

At a time when we are acutely aware of the terrible impact that racism has on black people, Norwich Pride is a reminder of the importance of allies coming out - just as we come out on Pride Day to say that as a city we will not tolerate homophobia or transphobia, we are also a city that is committed to being anti-racist.

Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas

Find out more about the day's events here