We will be meeting in the Student Life Building, in the morning, and then joining Liverpool Pride to march in protest, celebration and solidarity from 12 noon.
Register by Monday 27 June for an LJMU T-Shirt to wear on the day.
We caught up with our LJMU Equality team who gave us the low down on all things Pride and Pride Liverpool 2022...
What is Pride? Pride is the celebration of all the LGBTQI+ communities. LGBTQI+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning and intersex; the + is an inclusive symbol which stands for “and others” to include people of all identities. The first Pride festival to occur in the UK was in 1972, when around 2000 people turned out in London to celebrate it. Nowadays, more than a million people celebrate the event every year in London and after a three-year hiatus, due to the COVID19 pandemic, we will have our own Pride event in Liverpool again!
Why is Pride important? According to Peter Tatchell, a gay rights campaigner, there has been lots of progress in the last two decades, however we still have too much homophobic hate crime. Therefore, the importance of Pride month. Every year in June, we as a community highlight the need of acceptance, equality, the celebration of the work of LGBTQI+ people, the education of LGBTQI+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQI+ community.
Pride in Liverpool? As Pride is celebrating 50 years, on the 30th of July the LCR Pride Foundation is organising a March with Pride to protest, to celebrate and to show solidarity towards the continued attacks on Trans and Non-Binary identities and injustices and discrimination around the world.
You can find out more about Liverpool Pride here.
If you would like to support our LGBTQI+ community and join us at the event, make sure you register by Monday 27 June for a free LJMU Pride Tshirt too. We hope to see staff, students, families and friends representing LJMU.
Visit our LJMU Equality webpages for more information about the work our LJMU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team do or contact firstname.lastname@example.org