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Pride Month 2018

31 May 2018

June is Pride Month. Every year, the LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate diversity and, in 2018, mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

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The LGBT+ community comes together once a year to celebrate their achievements, and to mark their struggles, both historic and contemporary. 2018 marks 30 years since the passing of Section 28, banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality by local authorities. It has now been just over 15 years since the law was historically overturned for the whole of the UK. 

2018 is a landmark year for the LGBT+ community for other reasons as well. For example, it has been 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK and a three years since the legislation of same-sex marriage laws. 

Despite progress, there continue to be daily reminders that there is still a journey for us all before there is true equality. To celebrate 50 years of progress, and to mark the distance we have to go, UCL will be at Pride in London Parade. 

At UCL we are proud of our work to foster a community of equality and diversity. From our staff LGBT+ network Out@UCL, to our thriving LGBT+ Student's Union network. 

Pride is always a wonderful event in the heart of London. We are looking forward to being there! If you see any of the Out@UCL team, please wave or say hello. We encourage you to join us on Saturday 7 July. 

More information

Keep an eye on the Pride website  for the upcoming route map and information on groups taking part.