Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and has been celebrated around the world ever since.
As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community, all the while recognising the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
Although this month falls at the end of term we still want to celebrate this month within our university community, even if at a distance. We will raise the flag the progressive pride flag for the month at the North Flag pole of the Gilbert Scott Building on the main Gilmorehill Campus, Wednesday 1st June at 12pm.
We will also let you know about any student-led activities, either in person or online, open for all to join.