York Pride month June 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, York Pride 2021 has been cancelled. However, the University will continue to mark the week of York Pride and express its support for the LGBTQ+ community.
York Pride raises awareness of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT+) issues throughout the year by promoting equality and diversity and working towards the elimination of discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
The University has a strong tradition of marking York Pride each year with a rainbow flag raising event on campus to kick start the start celebrations, followed by a joint staff and student presence within the York Pride parade, marching from the Minster to the Knavesmire, and then a rainbow themed stand at the racecourse.
For the first time, this year we have raised the Progress Pride Flag on campus - in recognition of the unique challenges faced by both trans and BAME members of our LGBT+ community.
Related activities and news
As part of LGBT+ History Month 2021 we unveiled an All Inclusive crossing point on campus which incorporates the colours of the Progress Pride Flag. We were also pleased to announce recently that one of our new colleges will be named after famous LGBT+ diarist Anne Lister.
We've also created a series of staff and student profiles to highlight what LGBT+ History Month means to members of our community.
Keep an eye out for local and national virtual events being held to celebrate Pride this year - for example those offered by:
Listen in to York's very own weekly LGBT+ radio show, Pride Vibe.
We recognise that while these unprecedented times are challenging for everyone, the restrictions placed on our normal day to day lives are likely to have a different and disproportionate impact on members of our LGBTQ+ community: