We’re organising the Civil Service’s participation in Pride events across the country. Here are the details of the events we’re taking part in.

Diversity is one of the top 3 priorities for the Civil Service. That’s why we’ll be taking part in Pride again this year.

We’re taking part in the following events this year:

Event Date
Pride in London 25 June
Pride Edinburgh 2 July
Nottingham Pride 30 July
Pride Cymru 13 August
Pride Glasgow 20 August
Manchester Pride 27 August


Each year, CSRA produces a set of t-shirts for civil servants to wear at Pride events. This year, we’ve got a brand new design and set of colours. You can buy your t-shirt for £10 on our website. Make sure you order before 6 June 2016 to guarantee delivery before Pride.

#BeYourself – our theme for Pride

This Pride season, we want to hear your stories and make them part of a Civil Service-wide campaign. So we’ve created a theme; one message of diversity and inclusion that the whole Civil Service could get behind. And it’s this simple: be yourself.

We know the Civil Service is at its best when civil servants feel comfortable being out at work but being LGBT in the Civil Service can still be challenging for many. We want to use your stories to highlight the benefits of a diverse and inclusive Civil Service that champions difference and encourages you to be yourself.

So get involved:

  • write a blog post for us and send it to info@ukcsra.com
  • send us your photos and videos to @ukcsra with #beyourself

Other events

If you’re a civil servant organising participation in a Pride event not listed above, get in touch and let us know – we’ll help you to spread the word.

Update 15 June 2016 – Pride in London:

Unfortunately we have had to close registration for the civil service group in the London Pride parade on 25th June. This is because the parade is full and Pride in London have had to restrict the size of each group.

Please sign up to the waiting list however, as spaces may become available in the lead up to the event. We realise this is disappointing. If you are not able to join the Civil Service group it is possible to join the end of the parade once all of the groups have passed.


  • Sue Vincent-Jones - 12th April 2016, 10:21 am

    Hi, PRISM, the Welsh Government LGBT+ Staff Netork, will be both in the Parade and have a presence at Pride Cymru

  • Sam Liddiard - 12th April 2016, 3:41 pm

    Can I ask for information on Pride Cymru, London Pride and Manchester Pride, what would it entail, would travel be covered etc.? Thanks

    • John Peart - 12th April 2016, 9:45 pm

      Hi Sam.

      At each Pride event, we organise a walking group to take part in the parade. The commitment is just to turn up and join that group.

      Travel costs won’t be covered by CSRA – we don’t get funding to do that – but your department’s local policies may allow you to reclaim some expenses. You should contact your local LGBT network to see what expenses you might be able to claim. That said, we’re taking part in events across the UK so that people shouldn’t need to travel too far to participate.

      Hope that helps.


  • Jay - 18th April 2016, 2:53 pm

    Hopefully the new Staff Support Network for NOMS (Probation & Prisons) will be publishing their Pride commitments soon. GALIPS / LAGIP members were well received @ Brighton and Manchester Community Prides last year!

    • John Peart - 19th April 2016, 11:45 am

      Hi Jay

      Good to hear!

      Let us know when you do and we can help drum up support.

  • Sophia Miller - 6th July 2016, 11:18 am

    Hi, Friends of Spectrum, the ONS and IPO join LGBT*+ support network will also be both in the parade and have a stall at PrideCymru.


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