About Us

MyUmbrella is a volunteer led support group based in Reading, Berkshire for the lesser known LGBT+ identities. We were launched at Reading Pride 2015 by Reading Pride & our aim is to educate,support & socialise. We also aim to signpost those who require the support and advice from other organisation to the relevant services.

Meet The Team

The team at MyUmbrella is formed of dedicated volunteers in a variety of roles. We are always in need of enthusiastic people to help throughout the year so if you can commit some time to help the LGBT+ community please contact us via our Contact Form.

Christina Dearlove

Christina is Pansexual and Gender Fluid. She is an in-store re-merchandiser for a living and has a passion for all things girlie as well as loves being a big kid and collecting/trading toys.

Kerry Kleis

Kerry in her spare time enjoys photography, watching Disney movies, tattoos and piercings. Kerry has a NVQ level 2 pharmacy dispenser and a level 2 smoking cessation advisor.

Freyja Domville
Mikey Russell

Mikey is the tech guy, in his day job is a PHP Developer for a leading job site and has been part of the Pride team for over 9 years. In his spare time is a regular gym goer and loves all things geek.

Steven Winter-Gray

Mission Statement

To promote equality and diversity, advance education and eliminate particularly in relation to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and associated communities (collectively known as ‘LGBT+’), in particular but not exclusively within Reading and The Thames Valley (the "area of benefit") for the benefit of the public by raising awareness of issues affecting said communities, in particularly by promoting and staging an annual festival and making grants and/or donations to other charitable and voluntary organisations with the object of developing an environment in favour of LGBT+ equality. To provide information, advice and support to the LGBT+ community and others in order to promote the wellbeing of said communities and with the object of developing an environment in favour of LGBT+ equality.