June is Pride month and we are here to celebrate LGBTQ+ communities around the world.
Pride is held in June as that’s the month the Stonewall riots took place in 1969.
Pride is a celebration of love and friendship to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come and where there is still work to be done.
However, it was also borne out of protest and shines a light on the continued fight for equality led by LGBTQ+ communities and their allies across the planet.
Find out more about what we're doing to mark Pride at Kent and how we are working to create a diverse and inclusive culture for everyone.
We are proud to sponsor this year's Pride Canterbury event, taking place on Saturday 11 June 2022.
Our LGBTQ+ Staff Network invites you to come along and join the parade through Canterbury High Street, followed by live entertainment with food and drink in the Dane John Gardens.
Sign up to an event or showcase your brilliant work as we celebrate Pride Month.
Come to the Kent and Medway Network of LGBT+ Networks' Pride Picnic on 18 June.
Sign up to this online event which will explore perspectives of freedom 'from the margins'.
Share your ongoing and completed LGBTQ+ research for us to showcase at Pride Canterbury.
Show your commitment to a positive space for LGBTQ+ staff and students by wearing a rainbow lanyard.
Two researchers tell us about Heartstopper, a book and TV series all about LGBTQ+ representation.
I aspire for Kent to keep pushing the boundaries in terms of EDI practice and ensuring that this is fully embedded as part of our “business as usual."
We are committed to fostering a positive working environment where all employees are treated fairly, with dignity, courtesy, respect and consideration.
We support our trans, nonbinary and intersex colleagues and work to remove discriminatory practices.
Members of our LGBTQ+ Staff and Student Networks tell us why Pride is important to them.
We stand firmly with our trans colleagues, students and service-users
We have a number of LGBTQ+ support networks for our students and staff.
We have a free, peer-support group for all trans, intersex and non-binary gender people at Kent.
The LGBTQ+ Network acts as a voice for LGBTQ+ Students in both the University and the Union.
Our network encourages people from all sexual orientations and gender identities to get involved.
Throughout Pride Month we will be sharing reflections from staff on why they wear our rainbow lanyards and what they mean to them.
Want to get involved? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org