Pride 2019 (Anthony's Insight)
Article Date: 05-06-2019
Pride parades are outdoor events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer social and self-acceptance, achievements, legal rights and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for rights such as same-sex marriage.
In the social climate of today, it’s vital that we spread the message of acceptance and not just tolerance. Pride is a celebration of everybody, the LGBTQ+ community and those who identify as allies, whether they’re straight or not. It’s a safe space for acceptance and celebration.
If you’re looking to get involved in any pride events, we’ve made it easy for you and compiled a list of some of the North’s biggest pride events and what dates they’re taking place:
- Leeds – 4th August
- Manchester - 23rd August
- Doncaster – 17th August
- Newcastle - 18th July
- Liverpool - 27 July
Leeds Pride say “Across the UK and the world LGBT people are still discriminated against for who they are. Hate crime against LGBT people in the UK is on the rise and across the world LGBT people face violence and imprisonment because of who they are. There are eight countries in which being LGBT can result in a death penalty.
A recent survey showed that over 1 in 3 LGBT people have been verbally abused because of their identity, sexuality or gender, and over three quarters of LGBT people don’t feel comfortable showing affection to a partner in public.
Recently Trans communities, especially Trans women, have faced an increase in the hate and transphobic misinformation in the media. Leeds Pride want to make it clear that there is no pride in hate and there is no place for hate at Leeds Pride.
Pride events such as Leeds Pride are now more important than ever and that is why we are asking everyone across Leeds on Sunday 5th August to come and hold hands with Leeds Pride as a sign of solidarity for LGBT people in Leeds and across the world.”
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind all workers that Estio Healthcare is an equal opportunities provider, we do not discriminate against sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or any other instance.
With that said, will you be showing your support?