More than 7 in 10* British people support the LGBTQ+ community. This summer, take action by showing where you stand.
50 years ago this summer, the first Pride march was held in the UK. It was a party – but it was also a protest.
That day in 1972, hundreds of LGBTQ+ people and their allies descended upon London to protest the deep-rooted discrimination and mistreatment that LGBTQ+ people faced in British society.
These brave protesters marched to Trafalgar Square despite fearing for their own safety. But they knew it was important that their voices were heard – and their actions that day paved the way for half a century of progressive societal change for LGBTQ+ people.
Go beyond the rainbow this summer.
Today, we can take pride in being part of an inclusive Britain where more than seven out of ten members of the British public* are supportive of LGBTQ+ people. We now live in a society where LGBTQ+ people can live openly and free, where we can form our own families and where our lives and history are taught in schools to the next generation.
But we can’t take progress for granted. Throughout the past 50 years, the LGBTQ+ community has withstood numerous smear campaigns from those who wish to push us back into hiding.
These attacks continue today – in our politics and in our media. And they represent a massive risk to our hard-won rights. Since 2014, the UK has plunged from 1st to 14th for LGBTQ+ rights in Europe. Without action, we are heading down the same path as countries such as the US, Hungary and Poland.
Will you show your support for us this Pride?
We know that rollbacks on LGBTQ+ rights go against the will of the people.
So this summer, we’re calling on the majority to Take Pride in supporting LGBTQ+ rights, and to take meaningful actions to show the UK Government that Britain is a country that is proud to be inclusive.
Join our mailing list to learn more about actions you can take, physical Pride events we will be attending, and to learn more about exclusive events throughout the summer.
*Source: YouGov polling
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