Pride may be Staying In for 2020, but that won’t stop our communities coming together (at a distance) to celebrate all things LGBTQ+, whilst continuing to raise awareness, equality and diversity within the workplace and at home.
Below you will find an array of activities and events from our community partners, retailers and networks that you can get involved with during Pride.
Just Like Us: Proud at Home
Growing up LGBTQ+ is still unacceptably tough, which is why British Land and Regent’s Place are honoured to work with Just Like Us, an LGBTQ+ charity whose mission is to empower young people to be role models championing LGBTQ+ equality at school and work.
With many LGBTQ+ young people facing further isolation from their friends due to the ongoing lockdown and school closures, Just Like Us has launched Proud at Home, a series of online events and activities.
We are also sponsoring School Diversity Week which takes place from 22nd to 26th June, and have donated a wonderful selection of LGBTQ+ positive children’s books to local families.
The British Land Alliance and our community partners have also been set the challenge to collectively walk, cycle, run, dance or crawl (for our mini teammates) 1,972km in July to raise funds for Just Like Us. This is to mark the year 1972, the Stonewall Riots and the origin of the LGBTQ+ Pride marches.
If you would like to make a donation you can do so here.
An activity that will definitely help us prepare for this challenge is a workout with the ever-energised team at FLYKICK who are hosting a Pride themed workout online on Saturday 27th June. Expect Pride anthems, glitter, rainbows and a high energy class featuring their signature blend of kickboxing and HIIT.
The class is available for a minimum donation of £2. All proceeds of the class will be donated to the Albert Kennedy Trust.
Book your space here.
If you can't make the class but still want to donate you can do so here.
Loudest Whispers 2020
If you didn’t get the chance to visit the Loudest Whispers 2020 exhibition at Regent’s Place in The Old Diorama Arts Centre this year, you can view the works online thanks to The Arts Project and lovecamden.org.
Loudest Whispers, now in its 11th year, showcases 50 works of 2D and 3D art by 51 LGBTQ+ artists and is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.
The exhibition is open to all for the month of June, find out more here.
LGBTQ+ Role Model and Ally Training
Outvertising is a not-for-profit LGBTQ+ advertising and marketing advocacy group who strive for equality and promote more positive LGBTQ+ representation in advertising. They have designed an interactive training session to help you become a better role model and to empower you to teach others to do the same. The session will take place at 4.30pm on Wednesday 1st July.
Find out more here.
Proud at Work
The 22-26th June marks the first ever Virtual Work Pride Week hosted by myGwork, a global networking hub and jobs board for LGBTQ+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality.
All events are free to attend, and the programme includes panel discussions on diversity and training sessions.
Sign up here.