Celebrating Pride Month
June is an important time for the LGBTQIA+ community. This month, known as Pride Month, is dedicated to celebrating diversity, embracing individuality, and acknowledging the ongoing struggle for equality and acceptance. This year, whether you’re studying with us in Cambridge or London, you’ll have the chance to take part in Pride events happening in each city, filled with colour, joy, and unity.
Cambridge Pride 2023
Cambridge’s unique mix of rural county living and a bustling student populace makes it a distinctive setting for Pride celebrations. On Saturday, 17th June 2023, Cambridge Pride is set to return to Jesus Green in the heart of the city. Last year, a whopping 10,000 people painted the park with the vibrant colours of the rainbow. This year, Cambridge Pride aims to recreate that magic while offering a safe, supportive, and inclusive space for the city’s LGBTQIA+ community.
The event promises a day filled with dancing, prideful marching, and celebration of diversity and unity. You can expect a line-up of drag performances, dancing on the main stage, and a variety of stalls showcasing Cambridgeshire’s rich LGBTQ+ history.
For more detailed information and the latest updates on Cambridge Pride 2023, please visit the Cambridge Pride official website.
Pride in London 2023
London, known for its vibrant and diverse LGBTQIA+ community, is all set to host its Pride Parade on Saturday, 1st July 2023. As the UK’s biggest, most diverse Pride event, it is expecting to attract over 600 LGBT+ community groups, with an estimated 30,000 participants!
London’s pride will be packed with plenty of stages, stalls, and excitement. From Golden Square and Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square and Dean Street, Soho, each corner of the city comes alive with performances, speakers, and entertainers.
The Parade route runs from Hyde Park Corner, through Piccadilly Circus, down Haymarket and along Pall Mall to Trafalgar Square, ending at Whitehall Place. Attendees can choose to watch from the sidelines or book grandstand tickets for the best view.
Travel into and around Central London will be extremely busy on the day, so it’s recommended to plan your journey in advance. For detailed travel information and a map with local stations, you can check out the TFL website here.
To stay up-to-date with the schedule, route and all other happenings of Pride in London 2023, don’t forget to check out the Pride in London official website.
Pride Month is a celebration of diversity, love, and acceptance. It’s an opportunity to show support, learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community, and stand up against prejudice. Whether you’re studying at Bell Cambridge or Bell London, we encourage you to embrace this vibrant celebration and stand in unity with the LGBTQIA+ community. Let’s paint the cities with the colours of love and acceptance this Pride Month.