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York Pride flag raising and March

Posted on 25 May 2017

Celebrate York Pride and show your support for the LGBT+ community by attending the rainbow flag raising on Friday 2 June at 2.45pm. Join in the York Pride march from the Minster 11.15am Saturday 10 June.

York Pride 2017. March from Minster 11.15am Saturday 10 June. Rainbow flag raising: Central Hall Friday 2 June 2.45pm.

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 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.

York Pride Parade

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.

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.