Why we're supporting Bristol Pride

Sunday 26-06-2016 - 00:00
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Bristol SU are proud to be working with the University to support Bristol Pride which is taking place on 1-10 July in Bristol. This is a very special time for many people in Bristol, from students to our fellow community members. As Equality, Liberation and Access Officer, I would love to see as many Bristol University students as possible marching with us on Pride day to celebrate and support our LGBTQIA+ siblings. Bristol SU stands for equality and all of our students should feel safe and proud to be themselves.

At a time when current events in the UK feel uncertain, frightening and divisive, we encourage all of our students to come together, celebrate love and diversity, and enjoy one of the best festivals in the year.

We know the horrific events that targeted Latinx LGBT+ siblings in Orlando have shaken the LGBTQIA+ community, and a lot of spaces that felt safe have started to feel unsafe. We want all of our LGBTQIA+ students to know that your Students’ Union staff and Officers stand with you. We stand against hate on our campus and we will do everything we can to make sure you feel safe in our city and our University.

At Bristol SU we have a great network for LGBTQIA+ Students with the awesome LGBT+ society and the LGBT+ Part Time Officer Fran Gluscevic, as well as myself. Bristol students have run leading campaigns, from gender neutral toilets to asexual awareness week. We’re looking forward to doing even more for our LGBTQIA+ students over the coming year.

Pride Day takes place on Saturday 9 July starting with the Pride Parade leading to a massive outdoor festival in The Amphitheatre and Millennium Square. There will be music, art, food, stalls and more. Pride is a free and accessible event.

We will meet for the march at Castle Park at 10am. We will have free t-shirts to hand out so make sure you come over and grab one!

We will be hosting a stall on Pride Day so please come along and say hi!. If would like to help on the stall then get in touch by emailing hannah.dualeh@bristol.ac.uk.

Hope to see you there,

Hannah

Bristol SU Equality, Liberation & Access Officer

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