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Durham University have supported Pride from the beginning and we were proud to sponsor the event again this year!
Can you see a Rainbow?
Once again you'll have seen the Rainbow and Trans flag flying over the city in celebration of Pride. Keep an eye open for staff supporting the LGBT Community by wearing Rainbow Lanyards and pins around campus.
Why Pride Matters
The purpose of Pride is celebrate the LGBT community and the progress that has been made and the importance of this progress but more importantly to highlight what still needs to change. The Staff LGBT Network has always supported Durham Pride with one of the Pride Committee’s original members a member of the University and Network.
"I was at the first Durham Pride and nobody knew what to expect or what the response would be. Although small it was great to see the local community and the University get behind it. This is something they have continued to do. The event was a success and laid the foundation for the growth of the event over the years. The day after the first Pride I remember a colleague spoke to me about it to say how great it was to finally have a Pride event and Durham should have had one a lot sooner. I couldn’t think of a better way of testing the success than this.
Over the years Pride has grown it now includes the parade which sees the local community coming together to celebrate diversity. It is a great experience to be part of and I recommend all staff to get involved if they can. The support of the University for Pride and the LGBT+ community is great and sends out a very positive message about the University having an open and inclusive place to work and study while supporting the community."
Tim Buckle, Staff LGBTa Chair