30 May 2022
We’re excited to announce that the RCSLT will be marching in the Pride in London parade this July – find out how you can join us.
After a two-year hiatus, the Pride parade returns to London on Saturday 2 July. This year’s parade marks 50 years since the first Pride parade took place in the UK and will trace the landmarks of the historic 1972 march.
Participating in the parade is an opportunity for celebration and joy, as well as an important platform to voice the inequalities that still exist for the LGBTQIA+ community.
This year, the RCSLT will be joining the parade for the first time and we have been allocated a limited number of places for the 2 July event. We’d like to invite our members, as the heart of our organisation, to apply for a place to join us.
As places are limited, we ask applicants to keep in mind that we will be prioritising members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as members who work with LGBTQIA+ service users. We encourage LGBTQIA+ people of colour and those with a disability to sign up. The RCSLT is happy to support any specific access needs and there is space in the application form to let us know of any access requirements.
If you are an ally, we ask you to consider the space you are taking up – this may mean asking yourself, ‘Shall I take up space as an ally at this event, or can I show support for LGBTQIA+ communities in another way, outside of Pride month?’.
If you’d like to attend, please complete the application form to be entered into the ballot draw.
Applications close on Thursday 9 June, and those successful will be notified in the week commencing 13 June.
We have also reserved a number of tickets specifically for members of the UK SLT Pride Network – if you are part of the network, look out updates on Twitter and Instagram for more details.
We’re proud to be coming together to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, and the integral role they play in the profession, both at this event, throughout Pride month, and beyond – stay tuned for more information on our upcoming work in this area. And if joining the parade is not for you, look out for other ways to get involved by following @RCSLT on Twitter and Instagram.