House of Pride was founded in 2019 by actors Alexandra D’Sa and Lu Corfield.
Having met working on the UK’s latest women’s prison drama Clink, they quickly bonded over their shared passion for the LGBT+ community.
They lamented over the fact that there was nowhere that queer people, women in particular, could go during the day to grab a cup of coffee; that LGBT+ hate crime was on the rise and there was a lack of safe spaces; that what few spaces we do have seem to be closing down.
And they decided to do something about it.
They formed House of Pride as the answer to a question that we hear time and time again: where are all the queer women?
The company strives to be as inclusive as possible. Focused particularly on the queer female and non binary community, House of Pride is keen to hear from voices from all across the (mainly LGBT+) spectrum. We want everyone to feel welcome at our events, and represented in our projects, but to understand that they are safe spaces for this community; anyone else who comes along is very welcome, but needs to be a respectful guest.
House of Pride are working towards building these spaces for you, and are starting by hosting unique events all over the world. Click here to read more about them.
Our main goal? To build you a physical queer social space, not centred around alcohol or clubbing. A place to be. A home.
As well as being a classically trained actor, Alex comes from a background in Financial Services and Technology. She studied English Literature at The University of Exeter and Vassar College, New York.
After founding Amnesty International’s first Theatre group at 18, Lu attended RADA and has been working as an actor ever since. You may recognise her from Netflix shows Sex Education, Crazyhead, and The Witcher, and as Ruth in Last Tango in Halifax.