Marking Pride month
Typically, June is filled with an array of events and celebrations recognising the influence LGBTQ+ people have had on history and raising awareness of the struggles they still face. Although the ongoing COVID pandemic has prevented many of these from happening in person, many of these important discussions and celebrations have continued online.
Proudly King's, our LGBTQ+ staff network, have recently launched their podcast, Proudly Pod, discussing vital issues in LGBTQ+ culture. The podcast is available on Spotify, so keep an eye out for new episodes! They currently have a buddy system linking up members of the King's community to meet one another and chat informally, supporting each other during lockdown.
Proudly King's are also pioneering a Virtual Pride event for King's staff, students and alumni, featuring special guests including Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK contestant, Vinegar Strokes, and ‘Queer’s Got Talent’ winner Jason the Smoking Area Boi.