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Events tagged with "Pride Ball"

First Pride Ball held in 1998

The Birmingham Gay and Lesbian Pride Ball was originally established as a fundraiser for the second cityís gay Pride festival, an event which first took place in 1997. The first Ball in 1998 was initially organised by the Birmingham Pride committee m...

Memories tagged with "Pride Ball"

Documenting the Queer Community

Sally Payne talks about documenting trans and gay life through her photography.Sally has been taking photos since she was ten years old, encouraged by her stepfather she has always studied and enjoyed it. When her marriage ended and she was living on...

The first Pride Ball in 1998

"Out of the first Birmingham Pride, to fundraise came the Gay Pride Ball. I suggested we all invite our solicitors, accountants, doctors, dentists, hence why the Ball is 50% gay, itís friends, families, associates, itís become a business. The first P...

We have the biggest Balls in Birmingham

Birmingham Gay and Lesbian Pride Ball organiser, Midlands Zone Editor Martin Monahan, who took over organisation of the Ball in 2001, says: ďSince the 2007 event, the Ball now raises money directly to benefit local HIV/AIDS charities and LGBT organis...