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OneFamily does Pride

Current circumstances may have impacted on Pride celebrations taking to the streets but that doesn't mean we can't still celebrate the movement and support future Pride events. Find out how we're supporting Pride this year.

How OneFamily is supporting Pride

At OneFamily, our values set us apart from other financial services organisations. We are passionate about inclusion and diversity within the business and proud to continue to be an official partner of Brighton Pride in 2020.

As an inclusive employer we will be delivering a programme of Pride celebrations and awareness activity for our employees.

We also want to contribute to our community in a positive way, so although the parade and festival in the park has been postponed, it’s essential that Pride is able to continue supporting the charities and good causes that rely on the funds raised by the event each year. With our support we want to help Brighton & Hove Pride to reach its £1 million goal and ensure that people in our community will continue to receive the support they need.

What is the Pride movement?

It’s hard not to miss the colourful, celebrative Pride parade that occurs across cities in the UK’s streets every summer! But where did these parades stem from?

Every year, for the past 50 years, Pride events have and continue to occur worldwide to remember the Stonewall riots in New York City, 1969, which was a pivotal moment in modern LGBTQ+ social movements. LGBTQ+ people protested and rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Lower Manhattan. This ignited the first Pride marches in 1970 which has continued to this day as a means of celebration across the world. These events are held to celebrate and promote self-acceptance, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group.

Brighton & Hove Pride

We are proud to be part of a community where one of the best and largest Pride events is held in the world!

Brighton and Hove Pride’s aims to promote tolerance, diversity, inclusion and education within our communities. They work to eliminate all forms of discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities by celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ lives.

Over the past five years, they have:

Raised over £920,000 for community good causes

Boosted the City’s economy by £20million each year

Sadly, with the current situation, the 2020 parade and Pride in the park event has been cancelled, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate whilst social distancing at home as they move the festivities online!

Celebrate from the comfort of your home

You can find out more about how Brighton & Hove Pride is marking its 30 years of campaigning, protesting and celebrating with their spectacular online festival on their website.

They also launched a campaign in 2019, #WeStandTogether, calling for action for all in the LGBTQ+ community and allies to stand up to discrimination. It focuses on some of the appalling statistics that you see in the news and how #WeStandTogether against transphobia, homophobia and racism. The campaign includes support for the Black Lives Matter movement, as we remember it was BAME activists on the front line of the Stonewall Riots and without black lives, there would be no Pride.

Despite the change of events, we can all continue to support Pride through donations and watching the celebrations, make sure to check out your local city’s Pride website to find out. We know we sure will be watching Brighton & Hove Pride’s, We are Fabuloso, online festival! Just because you’ll be in your living room, don’t forget to dig out the colours and glitter and get involved at home!