What does Pride mean in 2022?

By Perry Miller What does Pride mean in 2022? Is it a party, a protest, or just an opportunity for corporations to cash in? Flicking through my social channels, it could be any of these and plenty more: there are as many opinions on Pride as there are colours in the rainbow flag. Certainly, as…

The political history of Pride

By Laura Sears Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 Over the next few weeks I, and I’m sure many of you, will be attending Pride festivities up and down the country, with parades, parties and concerts all being held to commemorate the month. This year is particularly important as it marks the 50th anniversary of the first…

A Gen-Z show – with something for us all

By Perry Miller Pause the chat about falling subscriptions for a moment: Netflix has another global hit on its hands. And a proudly British one at that. Heartstopper, a teenage rom com that launched a little over two weeks ago, is currently sitting comfortably in the Top 10 in 54 countries around the world. Based…

LGBT+ History Month, Section 28 and schools

By Imogen Shaw Not to be confused with UK Pride Month which takes place in June, LGBT+ History Month is an event which aims to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community, and their history and experiences, in the curriculum and culture of educational institutions, as well as within the wider community. While 2022 will…

Pride of place: Soho

By Laura Sears From its origins as a protest, to becoming a part of the city’s cultural zeitgeist, London’s Pride march has become a staple of the capital’s – and my own – events calendar. The annual festival and parade held each summer is a celebration of our city’s LGBTQ+ community, bringing together hundreds of…

LGBT+ History: keep talking or it didn’t happen

February is LGBT+ History Month. Each week for the next month, we will feature an article in which colleagues share their personal experiences or bring focus to a moment in history. By Perry Miller The history of LGBT+ people in the UK isn’t a particularly happy one. Perhaps that’s why most people avoid thinking about…

Blood donation – the long road to change

By Laura Griffiths Not only was June Pride month, it became a historic first for many of the LGBTQ+ community. Following campaigns which span multiple decades of hard work, the rule change on blood donation finally was put into practice. The steering group FAIR (For the Assessment of Individual Risk), a collective of health organisations,…