Brighton Pride needs you: a call for volunteers
June marks international Pride month, where members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies worldwide celebrate their identities, recognise the influence LGBTQ+ people have had and continue to have, and reflect on the struggle for equality.
In Brighton, Pride celebrations will be taking place between 5-7 August, and the showcase Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 6 August, with a theme of Love, Protest & Unity. This year is especially important because we will be celebrating Pride 50 – the anniversary of the first Pride event in the UK, which was held in London in 1972.
The university would love to have a presence in the parade again this year, signaling to staff, and current and potential students that we are an institution committed to protecting and progressing the rights of our LGBTQ+ community. To do this, we need you! We are calling all staff and students who are LGBTQ+ or allies to register their interest in participating in the parade. We also welcome your families in joining us in the parade! As well as participating in a fun, positive event, if the university is successful in securing a presence, volunteers will have the opportunity to be entered into a draw for discounted tickets to We Are Fabulouso in Preston Park.