College celebrates Pride Month

28th June 2024

Stratford-upon-Avon College is showing their Pride this June by hosting events to celebrate and show support for the LGBTQ+ community.

The College’s Student Enrichment team hosted an event as part of Pride Month which allowed students to learn about icons from the LGBTQ community, LGBTQ terms and flags, plus take some freebies including rainbow sunglasses, badges, sweets and information.

They also hosted an event earlier this term for IDAHOBIT, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia where the team were joined by Warwickshire Pride. They were able to let students know about local groups they could join, learn about the significance of the celebration and take part in fun activities.

Student enrichment officer sam with warwickshire pride
The college was delighted to welcome Warwickshire Pride to the campus

The events are important for the students and staff at the College. Student Enrichment Officer, Sam Bansal, commented: “Pride events are crucial for the College because they create a sense of inclusion and belonging for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and allies as well as promote understanding and acceptance. It was wonderful to be joined by Warwickshire Pride last month because their participation brought an extra layer of authenticity and support to our event, and we look forward to working with them again at future events.

There are many initiatives at the College dedicated to LGBTQ+ students and we would like to encourage our students to get involved so we can further strengthen our community, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected.”

Check out some photos from the events above

Happy Pride month everyone!

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