• Abbie Conneely, Outreach Officer and Account Executive at Willis Towers Watson

Pride Month 2021


Normally, every year in June, Pride Month is marked with parades, parties and protests to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots. But as we know, 2020 and 2021 have been anything but normal!


The 2020 parade was sadly cancelled, and the 2021 parade will be very different to those we have seen before. The usual summer Pride in London parade will take place on 11th September 2021. The theme will be based on Pride in London’s values of Visibility, Unity and Equality.


The switch to September means the parade will be taking place outside of Pride Month, but Pride is not isolated to one day, nor one parade. There will still be many events to celebrate the LGTBQ+ community, and to learn, discuss and campaign around a range of issues, and to help raise awareness and promote equality.


Check out our partner networks page, LINK, for some insurance focused events as their mission ‘is to make the insurance industry the employer of choice for the LGBTQ+ community.


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Below are some of the events listed on the Pride London & Manchester website, but we are sure there will be many more!!


18th June - LGBTQ+ Collections: A different perspective

In this event, Vicky Iglikowski-Broad from The National Archives and Stefan Dickers from Bishopsgate will explore the different strengths of their collections, to reflect on how they can be used together to build a fuller picture of LGBTQ+ lives.

More info here


23rd June – HIV + Me

Showcases three ordinary people living with HIV and their extraordinary stories in three beautifully shot short films. All films will be shown through Dibby Theatre’s Youtube Channel.

More info here


Various dates from June to September - elop LGBTQ+ 18-25s meet up group

A welcoming, relaxed & inclusive space for young adults to meet with others, enjoy activities & talk all things LGBTQ+.

More info here


Other events

Brunch is always a winner! For a bit of fun, why not check out the themed brunches taking place this month on, including the Bougie Drag Brunch, Go Gaga Brunch and the Toy Boy Brunch.


Or head to Clapham Grand on the 12th June for a Drag Smackdown with some of our favourite Drag Race stars, Crystal and Cheryl Hole. Who wins? The audience deicides!


Visit Pride London for other events happening in June and through the year!


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