Pride month this year is going to be a little different; whilst parades, marches and parties may not happen due to Covid-19 that doesn't mean that the University of Plymouth cannot celebrate all that our LGBT+ staff and students bring to our University community. Throughout June, the University will be celebrating all aspects of the LGBT+ community both in the University, in the city and across the world through our virtual celebration of Pride.
As well as the wealth of information on this page, we encourage you to get in touch with us, the LGBTQ+ Student society and the Staff LGBT+ Forum for more celebrations throughout Pride month:
The LGBT+ Staff Forum at the University of Plymouth have put together a toolkit full of pride essentials covering podcasts, books, films and local resources. The toolkit is there to support everyone in learning about LGBT+ identities and cultures and is an ever-growing library of resources for you to use.
We welcome contributions to the toolkit from our LGBT+ staff and students and will try and include as many as possible so if you have a suggestion email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Pride flag
During LGBT+ History Month in February 2020, the University raised it's very own custom-made Pride flag for the first time which will now fly on campus 365 days of the year as a signal of our commitment to the LGBT+ equality.
"No member of our community should ever have to hide any aspect of who they are and this flag will serve as a reminder to everyone that diversity isn’t just tolerated here but truly celebrated in all that we do." - Andrew Grace, University Equality and Diversity Manager
You can read the full article on the raising of our Pride flag on the Plymouth Live website.
Pride of Plymouth
As part of Pride Month celebrations, local textile artist Hannah Wisdom created a stunning portrayal of Smeaton's Tower using textiles to help celebrate the LGBT+ community in Plymouth. As well as being a textile artist, Hannah is a professional accreditation co-ordinator in the Faculty of Health and was delighted to have her print featured in the national textile magazine, 'Be Creative', in their June edition.
Plymouth LGBT Archive
The Plymouth LGBT Archive is an award-winning community archive that is shining a light on the rich life and histories from the Plymouth LGBT communities past and present. The University of Plymouth is delighted to be a partner of the Archive.Find out more about Plymouth LGBT Archive
Pride in Plymouth
The University of Plymouth is a very proud sponsor of Pride in Plymouth and it's Annual Pride Festival on The Hoe where thousands of people come together to celebrate LGBT+ pride.Find out more about Pride in Plymouth
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