Pride 2015 comes to a close
Pride season comes to a close for 2015; here's a look back at CSRA's participation across the UK.
Pride season has come to an end for this year. Hundreds of civil servants - both LGBT and allies - have attended Pride events all over the UK.
Pride this year kicked off in London, where over 100 staff joined the marching group organised by CSRA - one of our largest marching groups to date. From there we moved north, to Scotland, where dozens of staff marched in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
We’ve also marched in Brighton, Manchester and Newcastle alongside hundreds of other public sector workers.
Ready to march!! @UKCSRA #manchesterpride pic.twitter.com/2mEdctrwLE— jane keogh (@KeoghJane) August 29, 2015
@UKCSRA at Northern Pride pic.twitter.com/sIbeBMtwyA— Derek Bradford (@DelboyDerekB) August 18, 2015
Local networks are important for local Prides
The work CSRA does is largely done by volunteers; we rely on them to coordinate in their local areas so that civil servants have the chance to march at local Pride events. Thanks to all our volunteers for making this year’s Pride events so successful - and thanks to everyone who came along to join the marches too.
We couldn’t have marched at so many events without the support of local LGBT networks in government departments and agencies either. The work of local departmental networks like Spirit - the Ministry of Justice LGBT network - and FLAGG - the Foreign Office LGBT network - is essential to making Pride a success and to making #OurCivilService a great place to work for LGBT people.
So great to have @UKCivilService #LGBT champion with us for #PrideinLondon ! @HeadUKCivServ https://t.co/rBQWUgxKSh— FCO FLAGG (@FCOflagg) June 27, 2015
Have a fab day to all those MoJ and @UKCSRA colleagues attending #BrightonPride and #LiverpoolPride 🌈🌈 @brightonpride15 @LiverpoolPride— Spirit Network (@MOJ_Spirit) August 1, 2015
We'll be back next year
It’s important that the Civil Service is well represented at Pride events. Only through being representative of the diversity that exists in our country can we ensure better public service delivery; it’s important the Civil Service is visibly seen to #ChampionDifference. That’s why we’ll be back again next year to march at Pride events across the country.
If you want to help us out with organising for Pride in the future, then get in touch.
Why do we need #Pride ? @braislouro outlines it's importance to both him & #OurCivilService https://t.co/rX6Hi9oO28 pic.twitter.com/vI0TV5gIOl— UK Civil Service (@UKCivilService) June 30, 2015