University flies the flag for Leicester Pride

‘Takeover’ on campus for City’s festival celebrating LGBT+ community.

Leicester Pride will receive a warm welcome from the University of Leicester this year as it flies the rainbow flag for the city’s annual celebration of the LGBT+ community.

Leicester’s own annual LGBT+ festival, held on Saturday 1 September in Victoria Park, celebrates equality and diversity in our community. The event is attended by more 10,000 people with more than 2,000 taking part in the parade through the city.

Throughout the week leading up to Leicester Pride there will be a ‘takeover’ on the University’s campus, which forms part of the backdrop to Victoria Park. The University will fly the rainbow flag above its Fielding Johnson Building, display it proudly on its social media accounts and the homepage of its website, and on the TV information screens installed in buildings and departments across campus.

Watch the rainbow flag being flown from the Fielding Johnson Building:

This year the University was ranked 44th in the country in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list and its LGBT staff network group has also been listed by Stonewall as one of the Highly Commended Network Groups 2018. Members of the LGBT+ Staff Equality Forum and Student LGBT+ Society and will be present in the Leicester LGBT Centre tent to talk to the public about what the University has done to make it a more welcoming environment. There will be goodies and freebies to pick up too.

There will entertainment and attractions suitable for all ages at this free-to-attend family event. It kicks off at midday with a parade through the city centre leading to the festival site on Victoria Park.