It’s time to SHOW UP for MRSpride’s first hybrid LGBTQ+ insight summit. You can attend in-person in London, thanks to our host UM, or stream live online from wherever you are, thanks to Principal Sponsor YouGov. The event is free and open to all, though only those attending in-person have the option to enjoy post-summit drinks on UM’s stunning roof terrace overlooking the city.

Read more from MRSpride Co-Chair Michael Brown here

An exciting programme of research case studies and community voices has been curated from across the academic, arts, charity, data and insight worlds and a full programme will be announced soon.

Whether virtually, or in person at The Bailey, the MRSpride team hope to welcome many LGBTQ+ people and allies who wish to better understand the culture and lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people today.


If you prefer to register for this event without creating an account, or to book for somebody else or multiple places, please email


The Bailey, 16 Old Bailey,London,EC4M 7EG

1.00pm – Registration and refreshments

1.30pm – Welcome from event chair

Michael Brown, founding co-chair of MRSpride & Managing Partner, Insight, Data Solutions and Marketing, UM

1.45pm – Poetry performance

2.00pm - How we helped Manchester Pride return to its protesting roots

Anthony Shephard-Williams, Carla Berzolla and Chloe Stephenson, Mustard Research
2.20pm - The Rainbow Gap: The differences between how organisations and consumers perceive LGBTQ+ issues

Luke Powney, Max Wilson and Jessica Cox, Yonder Consulting

2.40pm - Walnut & Stonewall

3.00pm – Group Q&A

3.15pm – BREAK

3.30pm – A word from Lady Phyll       

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Political activist, co-founder of UK Black Pride & executive director, Kaleidoscope Trust

3.40pm – Subjectivity: Embracing your own lived experience in your research practice

Renato Verdugo, YouTube

4.10pm – Fireside chat

4.40pm – Chair’s wrap-up

7.00pm – Close


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