10 April 2016
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:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- send us your photos and videos to @ukcsra with #beyourself
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.