Chris McLeod, Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network commented: “Our annual Pride March remains an incredibly important event for both staff and students at the University. Not only does it allow us to remember the efforts and struggles of those whose shoulders we stand on in our LGBT+ liberation journey, it also allows staff and students alike to show visible LGBT+ representation to ensure that these hard-fought liberties are not eroded and that a voice is given to the fights that have not yet been resolved."
“On the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March in the UK, Pride remains a necessary act of LGBT+ liberation and I’m proud that our University continues to support this endeavour.”
The event will start at 1.30pm on the lawn outside the Students' Union, with speeches from the Networks' Chairs before the group leave for a 45-minute walk from 1.45pm around campus. The event will conclude with a photo at the Hazlerigg/Rutland Fountain. The chosen route has been designed with accessibility in mind.
All members of the community and allies are welcome to attend and can join part way round campus if it is more convenient.
For more information about the LGBT+ Staff Network please visit their dedicated website. Further details about the LGBT+ Association can be found on the LSU website. And in case you missed it, you can listen to a special Pride-themed episode of the Let’s Talk Loughborough podcast: Pride, LGBTQ+ Inspirations and Representation.