June marks the beginning of Pride Month, a time when we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness of the issues they face. At LECB, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all our staff and learners, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
We believe that every person has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and we are proud to support the LGBTQ+ community. As a college, we aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and supported. We are also proud to offer a safe and confidential space for staff and learners who identify as LGBTQ+. Our learner support team is trained to provide guidance and support for learners who are struggling with issues related to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
At LECB we believe that education is a powerful tool for promoting equality and social justice therefore we are committed to creating a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all learners, regardless of their background or identity. We hope that our actions will inspire others to join us in creating a more inclusive and equitable society.
What is Pride Month?
Pride Month is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that takes place in the UK and around the world during the month of June. This year’s Pride Month marks the 51-year anniversary of the first Pride event in the UK.
Key facts about Pride Month in the UK:
Why is it called ''Pride''?
Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the perspective that drives most LGBTQ+ rights groups and movements around the world.
How is it celebrated?
Pride Month events attract millions of participants from around the world each year. Today, the celebrations include parades, marches, parties, concerts/shows, workshops, among other activities that take place in different nations.
How did the rainbow flag become a symbol of LGBTQ+ Pride?
The rainbow flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community and is recognised around the world. It has a rich history and has become an important symbol of LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance around the world.
Here are some facts about the history and meaning of the rainbow flag: