Pride Quarter: In Conversation with Eileen Lea


The Lisbon sits in the heart of the Pride Quarter and is the longest-running gay bar in Liverpool. Landlady Eileen Lea has been at The Lisbon since 1999. She tells about what’s changed in that time and reveals some of her favourite stories behind the bar. In the 25 years you have been at The […]

Fairview Park: An Interview with Ellie Hodgetts and Joe Tapp


This year, LCR Pride Foundation selected Fairview Park to represent the North West at the Best of British. A haunting but poignant short film based on true events, Fairview Park tells the story of Declan Flynn, a 31-year-old man struggling for self-acceptance, who is preyed upon by a gang of self-described ‘Queer-bashers’ in Dublin, 1982. […]

LCR Pride Awards Roundtable: Lady Sian and Tracy O’Hara QPM


The LCR Pride Lifetime Achievement Award is a special award that is selected each year through public nominations. We had the pleasure of being joined by two previous recipients for a roundtable discussion, including the first ever winner and Liverpool’s legendary drag queen, Lady Sian, alongside last year’s winner Tracy O’Hara QPM, a trailblazing Detective […]

From Football To Fire


Paige Williams’ career change is more unusual than most. As a professional female footballer, Liverpool-born Williams enjoyed phenomenal success, winning Serie A and the Copper Italia with Brescia Calcio Femminile in 2015-16. She also picked up two Women’s FA Cup runners-up medals, cementing herself as one to watch in women’s football. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

Full Pride in Liverpool Weekend Programme Released


LCR Pride Foundation are championing LGBT+ voices and asking for them to #BeHeard as they release full plans for the region’s flagship pride festival weekend.  Liverpool City Region’s LGBT+ charity revealed their annual theme ‘Be Heard’ will be at the heart of Pride in Liverpool’s 2024 programme, which will take place on 26, 27 and […]

Betty and Jean: An Interview with Elinor Randle


We caught up with Elinor Randle, the director of Betty and Jean, a short film funded by LCR Pride Foundation and nominated for the Iris Prize Best British Short. A moving story about 80-year-old Betty, who waits for her true love, Jean. She recalls their painful break-up in 1960’s Liverpool before she could be herself. […]

LCR Pride Foundation to Host Liverpool City Region Hate Crime Awareness Week


LCR Pride Foundation is set to host Liverpool City Region Hate Crime Awareness Week in partnership with Liverpool City Council and combined authorities across the region. Join us for a whole week of activity targeting hate crime in all of its forms, culminating in a Hate Crime Summit. More information will be revealed in the […]

LCR Pride Awards 2024


LCR Pride Foundation is delighted to confirm the categories for this year’s LCR Pride Awards, coming Thursday, 3 October 2024. Young People LGBT+ Young Person LGBT+ Youth Group Community Work LGBT+ Community Group Community Event of the Year Making a Difference Award (Individual) Inclusive Sports Group/Team Individuals/Groups Performer/Personality of the Year Ally of the Year […]

Pride Quarter: In Conversation with Andrew Pankhurst


Andrew Pankhurst worked as manager at G Bar for almost 21 years and has recently left to pursue his career as a teacher. We caught up with Andrew to find out how it feels to have left G Bar and why the night club is so beloved in Liverpool. How does it feel to have […]

Pride Quarter: In Conversation with Gethin


Gethin Mullock is manager at The Masquerade Bar. Whilst the bar isn’t, he is one of the newer faces to the Pride Quarter. What role does The Masquerade Bar play within the LGBT+ community in Liverpool?I know it’s kind of a cliche thing to say that a gay bar is a safe space but I […]