Happy Pride Month from Brunelcare!

1st Jun 2023 - Written by Brunelcare

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June is Pride Month – a month dedicated to celebrating LGBT+ communities all around the world. We celebrate Pride in June in honour of the Stonewall riots which were important protests that took place in 1969 in the US, that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and sparked the modern gay rights movement around the world.

These events led to the first Pride which took place on June 28 1970 in New York City, a year after the Stonewall riots – then called the Christopher Street Day Parade. The UK’s first Pride march was held in London on 1 July 1972 and there are now annual Pride events throughout the world.

Pride month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBT+ people, education in LGBT+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the community. It also calls for people to remember how damaging homophobia was and still can be.

Brunelcare is proud to celebrate Pride, and we see Pride Month as an opportunity to reflect on how we can support the LGBT+ Community. According to stats, more than a third of LGBT+ staff (35%) have hidden that they are LGBT+ at work for fear of discrimination (source). We believe in being diverse and one team – We are one team and we see our diversity as our strength. We aim to celebrate it, promote it and encourage it. Find out more about our values here.

As we have done in previous years, to show our support to the LGBT+ community we will be attending Bristol Pride 2023 which is taking place on Saturday 8 July. We will have a stall in the Community Area , so please join us and visit the Community Area to find out more about what we do and our career opportunities!

Bristol Pride are running events and activities from 24 June to 9 July, you can keep up to date with the events programme by taking a look at the Bristol Pride Festival Guide.

We see Pride Month as an opportunity to strengthen our knowledge of the history of Pride and support our colleagues in education on LGBT+ history. We are also currently working on a new equality strategy and will share more information on this soon.