Throughout June, July and August residents, staff, and representatives from our Group Executive Team and board would take part in Pride parades and festivals across the county. We take part to show our support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities and to reaffirm that Clarion Housing Group values and respects diversity and inclusion.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions most Prides have been cancelled or moved to a digital format. We wanted to ensure that at Clarion we continued to show our support to the LGBT+ community by holding a Pride month across Clarion during the month of July. This is important as Covid-19 has seen the LGBT+ community isolated, many people forced to live in unsafe environments or environments where there gender identity or sexuality is not accepted, and increased cases of homophobic, biphobia and transphobic abuse.
Staff across Clarion Housing Group can take part in Clarion Pride month throughout July, from attending webinars to virtual social events.
We are also encouraging residents and staff to take part in ‘Pride Inside’ a collaboration from Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, ParaPride and Gendered Intelligence. Pride Inside is an online festival of workshops, webinars, performances and socials from across the LGBT+ spectrum.
To sign up to an event or find out more please click here.