Pride month is a full month dedicated to celebrating the LGBT+ communities all around the world.
June is the month chosen to celebrate pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots, the protests that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and throughout the World.
Pride month is about teaching tolerance, education in pride history and continuing to move forward in equality. It calls for people to remember how damaging homophobia was and still can be within our communities.
Pride is usually celebrated with lots of parades and marches but with coronavirus and social distancing still in place, things will be a little different this year. This year we have a selection of videos and interviews highlighting the importance of having a diverse work force within policing.
As part of Pride month, one of our divisional reps was approached by a poet wishing to produce something a little bit different.
Below is the finished product and we think its great! Thank you so much for this piece.