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York Pride flag raising and March

Posted on 23 May 2018

Celebrate York Pride and show your support for the LGBT+ community by attending the rainbow flag raising on Monday 4 June at 1pm. Join in the York Pride march from the Minster 11.15am Saturday 9 June.


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.

Rainbow flag raising

Pride colours

Red: life

Orange: healing

Yellow: sunlight

Green: nature

Turquoise: art

Indigo: harmony

Violet: spirit

The Vice-Chancellor will be raising the rainbow flag to celebrate York Pride 2018. We would encourage all members of the University community to come along and show their support. The iconic rainbow colours of the flag are symbolic expressions of diversity and positivity within the LGBT community.

There will be a performance by 'Vox', a student acapella group from the Department of Music. Teas and cakes, generously sponsored by Human Resources will also be available to celebrate this event.

Date: Monday 4 June 2018
Time: 1pm - 1.30pm
Venue: Greg's Place

York Pride Parade

The University will again be taking part in this year's York Pride Parade on Saturday 9 June under a joint staff and student University banner. The parade will meet outside the York Minster at 11.15am before commencing at 12pm and will later be arriving at the Knavesmire for 1pm.

In order to show collective support, all members of the University community are welcome to take part in this family-friendly event and are encouraged to wear something green to identify the University through the parade. Free green UoY t-shirts will be given to the first 25 people attending the event.

After the parade, there will be further celebration activities at the York Racecourse, including
a science-themed stall organised by the Department of Physics.

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018
Time: Meeting at 11.15am, commencing 12pm and ending at 1pm
Venue: York Minster to Knavesmire

Form more information, please see the Equality and Diversity web page or contact the team at

If you're struggling with issues surrounding your gender identity or sexual orientation you may find the information on our Sexuality web page helpful. YUSU also has an LGBTQ Officer and LGBTQ social network, who may be able to help.