WHA staff celebrate Pride – a month dedicated to LGBTQ+ communities all around the world

30 Jun 2021

  At WHA we wanted to mark Pride 2021 in a big way! But just like many other events this year we had to scale it back!

 We didn’t let that dull our rainbow, however! Colleagues took part in the celebrations by wearing bright coloured clothes, shared a Pride colour themed lunch and generally felt happy to be in the office together! 

 Bernie Hubble, customer voices officer for Warrington Housing Association, said: “Pride is usually celebrated with big parades and marches, but with social distancing restrictions still in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, things have been a little different this year. But we have not been together in the office for over a year, so to have 20 of us together to support Pride was fabulous.

 “We hope to continue to fly the Pride flag throughout the years at The Gateway as we want all people who The Gateway collectively supports to know we are inclusive and welcome diversity.”

 Pride is celebrated in the month of June, as that was the month when the Stonewall riots happened. 

These were important protests that took place in 1969 in the US, that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and around the world. 

 Pride is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and how in some places there’s still work to be done. 

 Pride month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, education in LGBTQ+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.


“Thank you so much for your help in getting me set up in my new home” 

Anonymous – WHA Resident

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

Warrington Housing Association 

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Warrington Housing Association, the Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR