PRIDE Month 2018

Annually in June, the LGBTQ+ community around the world celebrates Pride month. A time to reflect on the influence that LGBTQ+ people have made across the globe.

Why June?

June was chosen because this is when the Stonewall Riots took place, back in 1969. The riots were prompted by a raid that took place during the early morning, at the Stonewall Inn Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The LGBTQ+ community held a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations to protest against the raid and calling for rights to protect the LGBTQ+ community. The riots served as a catalyst for the rights that many, but not all, have today. Over the years since the events, many gay rights organisations have been formed around the world to fight for the rights of LGBTQ+ people.

What is Gay Pride?

It’s a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For LGBTQ+ people it is a way of protesting about discrimination and violence. It promotes their dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation and is a way of increasing society’s awareness of the issues the community face.

The University is proud of the diversity of its students and staff,  promoting an open and inclusive working and learning environment where everyone can be themselves and achieve their full potential.

We are pleased to be supporting Pride Month, in partnership with our LGBTQ+ staff network, with a rainbow style make-over of the University logo, which can be used throughout June.

Join the Staff LGBTQ+ Staff Network here 

Fyne Times Pride Edition (2018) 

UoP Dignity and Respect Policy and Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

Gender Identity and Expression Policy

For further information contact dave.small@port.ac.uk, The Equality and Diversity Manager.

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