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.