Posted on 25 May 2017
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 York Pride theme for 2017 has been 'Raise your rainbow', encouraging people to celebrate their identities and show their support by flying the Rainbow Flag. The iconic rainbow colours of the flag are symbolic expressions of diversity and positivity within the LGBT community.
On Friday 2 June, at 2.45pm, we will be raising the rainbow flag outside Central Hall in the run up to the York Pride Parade. Please do come along, whether you wish to celebrate your own identity or show support for others.
There will be a parade from the Minster to the Knavesmire on Saturday 10 June, starting at 11.15am. Join us under the joint staff and students banner we will be flying for the University of York.
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.