Students gathered in the Quad to kick off the festivities by painting their faces, listening to music and even picking up a selection of freebies!
The next day, Hills Road’s LGBTQ+ society returned to the Quad, this time with rainbow-themed cakes to raise money for LGBTQ+ charities. This event was a resounding success with both staff and students enjoying the bakes and raising £110 for The Trevor Project, which provide information & support to LGBTQ+ young people, all year round.
The Kite Trust also set up a stall to show their support and raise awareness about their charity. The Kite Trust creates spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, provides training for schools and promotes the health, well-being and inclusion of LGBTQ+ young people across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and surrounding areas.
The month was rounded off with a film festival, where students had the opportunity to watch Moonlight, an LGBTQ+ film celebrating queer characters, and a history quiz that allowed participants to win free cakes. Throughout the week, students were able to take part in a Pride-themed flag hunt, where they could test their LGBTQ+ flag knowledge.
We want to thank all of those who helped organise all these fantastic events and The Kite Trust for their support. We can’t wait to see what happens during Pride Month 2024.
The events in the Quad were hugely successful. It’s great to see a chance for us to celebrate inclusivity and diversity.Matt Adcock, LGBTQIA+ Society Leader
Each event was very well organised. It was nice to see a wide celebration, that covered all parts of the LGBT community. As an ace [asexual] person, it was nice to feel more visible. It was great to see so many people engaged too!Hannah Troop, Hills Student