In 2008 a group of LGBT people came together with the ambition of organising an outdoor Pride event in Swansea, Wales' second city. The organisers included the people behind local social media website Gayswansea.com.
In spite of the fact that there were no professional event organisers on the initial committee and that the event was put together entirely by volunteers Swansea Pride 2009, the first festival, took place on the Lacrosse Field, Singleton Park on the 28 June 2009.
Following the second Swansea Pride event in 2010, the volunteers organising the event decided to constitute as a registered charity. The decision to become a charity was taken to demonstrate to the public that Swansea Pride is a not-for-profit event run by volunteers solely for the benefit of the local LGBT community, their friends and families.