2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK.
Published Wednesday, 1st June, 2022 in University news
As we move into June, countless cities, countries and the globe mark Pride month – a time of celebration and protest for the LGBTQI+ community.
Chosen to pay tribute to the Stonewall Riots, which occurred on 28 June 1969 following a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York and lead to the world’s first Pride on 28 June 1970, various events and parades take place (though these are not always exclusive to June) where the LGBTQI+ community march together to remember what has been overcome and to the progress there is still to make.
This year, in 2022, we recognise the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK that took place in 1972 – a moment that has been commemorated by the Royal Mint with the introduction of a Pride UK 50p coin.
Pride marches/events in London and the UK
Across the UK, dozens of Pride events happen throughout the year. Some that you can attend within London include:
- Pride in London – Saturday 2 July 2022
- London Trans+ Pride – Saturday 9 July 2022
- UK Black Pride – Sunday 14 August 2022
You can find a daily updated list of Pride events happening across the UK and Ireland for 2022 on this curated calendar.
Events across June
As mentioned, there are plenty of other kind of events happening throughout June you can attend to celebrate Pride Month including some of our suggested ones below:
Date: Saturday 4 June, 7.30pm
Price: Various – get 25% off using the code PRIDE25
Location: Royal Albert Hall
Proud and Loud will raise the roof of the Royal Albert Hall with performances from Calum Scott and Hayley Kiyoko with additional support from Cat Burns and ariōn, uniting music and LGBTQ+ icons.
Date: Wednesday 22 June, 7pm
Location: Strawberry Hill House
Explore more about Horace Walpole’s sexuality by investigating the correspondence between his network of friends and acquaintances, and how this might inform our interpretation of his house and collection.
Date: Post-poned to Saturday 6 August - Sunday 7 August, 2pm - 7pm
Price: Tickets from £5.98 upwards (only needed for Saturday 25 June)
Location: London LGBTQ+ Community Centre
Visit London’s LGBTQ+ Community Centre for a weekend full of joy including performances, workshops, live music, DJs and drag performers.
For a non-comprehensive list of events, click here.
Pride at City
Students can join the Student Union’s LGBTQ+ society which provides an inclusive space for members to make friends and represent the views and interests of LGBTQ+ students. If you attend the Business School you can also join their equivalent society, or even both!
Resources from the Library
Students and staff can check out LGBTQIA+ book displays in both the Law Library and Northampton Square Library.
You can also browse City’s LGBTQIA+ themed collection of e-books and audiobooks – which can be read or listened to on your device by downloading the Libby app, or directly via your browser – and our LGBTQIA+-themed playlist of films and TV programmes available through Box of Broadcasts.
Remember that Liberating CityLibrary is the University’s recommendation scheme to help us improve the diversity of our collections, which includes books by LGBTQIA+ authors. Find out more about the scheme and how to make a recommendation. You can also view a reading list of books purchased via the scheme, which includes many LGBTQIA+-related titles.
Further City resources
Support for students in the transgender, intersex and gender non-confirming community and details of City’s sector-leading Transgender, Intersex and Gender Non-Conforming People Policy which launched in 2018 and brought important changes at City.