Celebrating the power of Pride this August

Celebrating the power of Pride this August

To celebrate the power of Pride this August we’re calling on you to get involved and share your stories!

Pride is a way to celebrate people of all sexualities and genders, and invites us all to come together in appreciation of one another. This month we also remember the people who have paved the way to the freedoms we currently enjoy and give thanks to those who made it possible.

Pride means different things to everyone, and whether you’re a parade attender, a party-goer, or a flag-maker and beyond, we’re inviting you to share what Pride means to you. Throughout August, we’re asking people to answer the following questions to share your thoughts on Pride:

• What does Pride mean to you?
• Can you tell us about your favourite Pride memory?
• How has Pride changed over the years in your experience?
• How do you share your Pride?

Every week we’ll share your answers on social media and create a poster for each question with all of your responses (or as many as will fit!) You can send your answers to us via social media (Twitter @crtvspprt, Facebook ‘Creative Support’) or to us in an email to marketing@creativesupport.co.uk . This is open to everyone of every sexuality and gender, including family, friends, and allies of LGBTQ+ people. Raising up the voices of LGBTQ+ people is so important, and supporting them and raising awareness is a team effort.

We are also running a ‘Design a Pride T-shirt’ competition where we’re inviting you to create your best Pride design! All you have to do is download our T-shirt template, design your very own Pride t-shirt, and then send it to us at be.involved@creativesupport.co.uk to be in the chance of winning. The winner will see their Pride t-shirt printed and used as our official Pride t-shirt for 2022 and get the first one for themselves along with a £10 Love2Shop voucher, a certificate, and a badge!

We are also creating an activity pack full to the brim with information and resources to help you celebrate Pride all year round. The pack will include such things as information on LGBTQ+ community groups across England, ideas on how to celebrate Pride at your service, and a downloadable t-shirt template for the Design a Pride T-shirt competition. Creative Together are also hosting a Pride event at the end of August via Zoom so keep your eyes peeled for more information on this soon.

We hope you enjoy Pride season this August and join us to celebrate our incredible LGBTQ+ Staff and Service Users!