7th June 2025


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In Loving Memory of
Mark "Minnie" Whittaker

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our founding Chair and former Non-Executive Director, Mark Minnie Whittaker.
Oxford Pride was formed under Mark’s visionary guidance, and he remained a cherished part of our organisation until his health unfortunately prevented him from taking a more prominent role. We were honoured to have him as our guest speaker for World AIDS Day back in December and deeply appreciated the retrospective article he wrote for this year’s Pride Guide.
Mark was a leading light in the Oxford LGBTQ+ community, serving as a City Councillor and a dedicated member of the Board of Directors for Northgate Hall, the LGBTQ+ Community Centre on St Michael’s Street. His stoicism in facing his illness was truly admirable, always thinking of his friends and his beloved mother, Anne, right to the end.
Words cannot fully express what Mark meant to the Oxford community and to us, the Oxford Pride organising team. His unwavering support, wisdom, and love will be dearly missed, along with his dry humour and cheekiest grin.
Our hearts go out to all his friends and, most of all, to Anne. Sleep well, dear friend. 
You will forever remain in our hearts.
With love and remembrance, 
The Oxford Pride Team.

Welcome to

Oxford Pride

We believe that Pride is all year round not just for one day. We put on events in safe and inclusive spaces throughout the year that include all of our LGBTQIA+ community.

The Pride Festival and Pride Day with the Parade through our beautiful city is an important opportunity for us to come together and highlight the inequalities we face and celebrate the milestones we have achieved.

Oxford Pride is dedicated to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to eliminate barriers, foster respect, and create a strong sense of community, belonging, and visibility for everyone – we invite you to join us.

Planning Pride

Monthly meetings are held on the second or third Tuesday in Oxford Town Hall and online. Anyone interested in Oxford Pride is welcome to attend – please get in touch for details at secretary@oxfordpride.uk

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