June is Pride Month โ€“ a month that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, their history, achievements, and ongoing struggle for equality. 

At the University of Chester weโ€™re committed to creating a safe, friendly LGBT+ inclusive environment for both students and staff.  

With that in mind, we just wanted to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on some great initiatives weโ€™re part of, our inclusive networks and societies, and some great upcoming events:  

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Did you know the University holds the Navajo Charter mark? This charter is given to institutions who are working to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment.  

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ We’re a proud supporter of Chester Pride and always take part in the annual event every summer. ย This year’s event is on Saturday 17 August.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ The University has an LGBTQ+ Student Support Network. This network welcomes all University of Chester students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Join them for their next social – Monday 10 June.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Chester Students’ Union LGBTQ+ Society is a safe space for people to connect with others like themselves, and to have fun with those who understand their individual experiences. They can also signpost people to further support or resources, and raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ+ charities. Find out more.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Warrington Pride takes place this Saturday (8 June) Weโ€™re putting on a great programme of activities at our Time Square building so come along and get involved!  

Thereโ€™ll be a chance to visit the Rainbow Fire Engine of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, make a banner for the parade, hear a range of great speakers including the lead trustee of Liverpool Pride reflect on her experience of transition.  

For more information and to book your FREE place, visit the event website. If you have any queries, please contact Hannah Bacon โ€“ h.bacon@chester.ac.uk. 

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Our LIS team has collated a collection of literature to mark Pride Month – why not take a look next time you’re in one of our libraries?

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