Abergavenny Pride was established in 2019 when Kate and Elaine McCulloch, along with Jo Webb, discussed how there was a lack of visible LGBTQ+ presence in the town. Elaine posted on a local Facebook group asking if there was interest in a pride event being set up in Abergavenny and whether anyone would like to be involved in creating one.
After a significant amount of interest, Amy Pope, Anneliese Cheadle and Frankie Wesson were quickly brought onto the team, along with other supporting members and planning was underway. Within 5 months the first Abergavenny Pride was held on July 6th 2019.
It was a successful day with 200 people in attendance at the Abergavenny Community Centre celebrating the occasion.