Pride, the LGBTQ+ community and the National Trust
June is Pride month, a period where many of our staff and volunteers celebrate and commemorate the importance of the Pride movement. Learn what we do to support our LGBTQ+ colleagues throughout Pride month and beyond.
Pride in 2023
In 2023, we're taking part in more than 20 Pride events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Throughout June, we also hosted a number of events at the places we look after.
Pride is a hugely important event for hundreds of thousands of people all around the world – part-celebration, part-protest and, for many, a chance to be visible. It’s an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come as a society and acknowledge the work still to be done.
How we support our LGBTQ+ Network
As a charity whose purpose is to make nature, beauty and history accessible for everyone, Pride has a significant role in our ambition to make sure everyone feels welcome in everything we do.
We work together with our LGBTQ+ Network to champion a safe and inclusive place to work and volunteer, where we embrace how our similarities and differences make us stronger.
To celebrate Pride Month, we collaborated with Outernet London to create a free, immersive experience that brings to life parties of the past in beautiful historic places, in busy central London. Taking influence from the Queer history of the places we look after, Space to Have a Ball combines the history of ballroom culture with the creativity of contemporary dancers.
Learn more about the people with LGBTQ+ connections at the places we care for and why highlighting these stories is so important.
We’re working to create a culture that values difference, includes everyone and recognises the strength that comes from diversity. Find out what we're doing to achieve this.
Meet drag queen Misty Monique and learn about the origins of drag in our podcast episode, 'A history of drag'. You can also find more episodes from series seven, filled with nature and history.