Pride in Hull, the largest LGBTQ+ event in Yorkshire, has announced two platinum sponsors for the forthcoming festival.

KCOM and Reckitt, two prominent local employers, are dedicated to fostering an environment of acceptance and equality, and organisers say their support will be instrumental in creating a vibrant celebration.

Jamie Lewis, chairman of Pride in Hull, said: “While the cause still has a long way to go, the support of sponsors and partners highlights the progress made in creating an inclusive and accepting society. Their contributions enable the small team of volunteers at Pride in Hull to deliver a memorable festival experience that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community while promoting a message of love, respect and unity.”

Kenneth Ross, KCOM’s chief people officer, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Pride in Hull for what promises to be another great year of celebration. As a company that’s at the heart of Hull, it’s important that we take the lead when it comes to embracing inclusion and standing with the LGBTQ community and all it can offer not just to businesses likes ours, but also the wider community.

“We hope that everyone has a fantastic Pride in Hull and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the KCOM Family Tent – as well as down the front of the parade.”

Lisa Cowling, Reckitt LGBTQ+ UK network lead, said: “Reckitt is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Pride in Hull this year, alongside KCOM. We’ll be building on our 2022 Gold partnership to support a day of belonging and celebration for LGBTQ+ people. We will walk together on July 29, celebrating LGBTQ+ joy and advocating for people around the world who aren’t safe to be themselves.

“Our company roots have run deep in the city since 1840, so we are delighted to partner with Pride in Hull. We are excited to extend our internal commitment to LGBTQ+ Reckitt colleagues to the Hull community externally.”

With a theme of Access All Areas, Pride in Hull will take place on Saturday, July 29 with the main stage at Zebedee’s Yard and activities happening at other venues across the city centre, including the KCOM family tent in Queen Victoria Square.

KCOM recently unveiled a Hull city centre trail of nine of its classic K6 phone boxes decorated in the colours of the inclusive Pride flag. You can find more details and follow the trail here.

For more details about Pride In Hull visit