Pride, LGBTQ+ and the National Trust

Close up of woman in white T shirt with rainbow oakleaf logo holding a rainbow oakleaf flag

June is Pride month, when we celebrate the huge contribution LGBTQ+ staff, volunteers and supporters make to the National Trust.

In recent years, the National Trust has had an increasing presence at Pride marches. Staff, volunteers and supporters have attended large-scale Pride events like London, Birmingham and Pride Cymru, as well as smaller ones like Coventry, and Foyle.

Due to the pandemic, many of these events were sadly cancelled in 2020 but we still celebrated from our homes, showing support and solidarity for the LGBTQ+ community through our website and social channels.

Pride Cymru 2019
National Trust staff at Pride Cymru 2019
Pride Cymru 2019

This year, many Pride events have been postponed until September instead of happening in June during Pride month. But we’ll still be recognising Pride month by inviting the teams at our places to wear their rainbow colours. We’ve also been working with our curators and LGBTQ+ network to identify a wealth of stories we will be sharing on social media using #NTPride. Please join us if you can.

" Pride is many things to many people. A protest, a celebration, a chance to be visible, a party. For me, most of all it's a chance to celebrate how far we've come, reflect on the progress made but also acknowledge the work yet to be done."
- Emma Dwan O'Reilly, Experience & Visitor Programming Manager at the North Warwickshire Portfolio and Co-Chair of the National Trust LGBTQ+ Network

The National Trust is committed to creating a safe and inclusive place to work. We work with our LGBTQ+ Network to champion an inclusive workplace, where we embrace how our differences, and similarities, make us stronger.

We're celebrating Pride by inviting people to wear their rainbow colours
National Trust staff hangs up bunting at Bristol Pride in 2017
We're celebrating Pride by inviting people to wear their rainbow colours