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Pride, the LGBTQ+ community and the National Trust

National Trust at London Pride 2022 holding flags and a sign saying 'For everyone, for ever'
National Trust at London Pride 2022 holding sign that says 'For everyone, for ever' | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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.

I’m delighted to see the number of Pride events we are attending, delivering and hosting in 2023. Our support of Pride events in England, Wales and Northern Ireland demonstrates our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity and enables us to champion the contribution of LGBTQ+ lives in society. I’m excited to be able to attend Pride events again this year; celebrating and marching alongside colleagues.

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