Have you ever held someone's hand and instantly felt happier? We at Barefoot Wine are all about spreading happiness and love to all, including the LGBTQIA+ community. So, when the chance came up to talk about LGBTQIA+ hand holding, we knew we had to be part of it!

We've been allies of the LGBTQIA+ community for over 35 years, and we're excited to announce our partnership with a new global non-profit, Pride Wide, in 2023. Together, we want to spread the word about the importance of hand holding in public and why it should be a right for everyone, no matter who they love.

We're excited to bring some joy along the way and hopefully, make the world a little brighter.


Pride Wide are an amazing new non-profit organization that shares our mission of spreading happiness and love to everyone, especially the LGBTQIA+ community.

Their goal is to create a future where everyone can be free, equal, visible, included, healthy, and most importantly, HAPPY! They believe in telling stories and sharing information that will help make that dream a reality all around the world.

We're proud to partner with them in 2023 and work towards a brighter future for all. Let's raise a glass to Pride Wide and their mission to spread love and acceptance everywhere! Cheers!


Did you know that holding hands is not just a cute gesture, but it has actual scientific benefits too?! Holding hands can reduce stress, increase oxytocin (your "love" hormone), lower your heart rate, and improve blood pressure. So, it's not just about the warm fuzzy feeling, it's good for your health too!

Unfortunately, for LGBTQIA+ people, it can sometimes be challenging to hold hands in public. But we believe that everyone deserves to feel happy and spread love, no matter who they love. That's why we're excited to announce that Barefoot Wine and Pride Wide will be sharing the results of an exclusive survey of UK LGBTQIA+ people next week. We're eager to show how they feel about hand holding and why it matters to them.

We are also working together to get more people talking about hand holding and why it’s important, including on social media. Let's spread the message that holding hands is for everyone and that it can make Britain a better, happier place!

But that's not all, Barefoot Wine's funding to Pride Wide has an even bigger impact. They're going to be researching the issues that matter to the LGBTQIA+ community, telling stories that drive change, amplifying those through the media, and training others to do the same. How amazing is that?!


We're thrilled to partner with this pioneering organization and help make the community stronger and happier by promoting positivity and acceptance. It's a great opportunity for us to continue our commitment to community and inclusivity. So, let's raise a glass to spreading love and acceptance everywhere.

We will be sharing more information, and the survey results soon, so watch this space!

Dec 1, 2023