What's on: Your Guide to Pride 2022

This year marks 50 years of Pride across the industries and to mark this milestone, we've rounded up some of the inspirational and insightful events you can take part in this year.

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A Queer History of London - The LGBTQ+ Walking Tour

5 June, 11:00 - 13:00 - Clermont Hotel

Today the LGBTQ+ community’s presence can be seen across every borough and street in London. Many inequalities still exist, but the massive advances over the past 50 years have meant that most (but not all) LGBTQ+ people can now live openly and freely wherever they choose across our diverse city.

Hear stories of drag queens in the 1700’s, the 1920’s secret gay soirées and the infamous history of Soho, one of the world’s best loved queer neighbourhoods.

Join London with a Local to celebrate the iconic people and places that made this possible, and the ones who still lead the fight today, as we take pride in a community which has been through so much, from repression and persecution to violence and discrimination, yet continues to strive towards bringing equality and inclusivity to all.

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O:pen – Pride Month panel and networking

7 Jun 2022, 18:00 - Barnett Waddingham, 123 London Wall

Join Open Pensions for a panel discussion on ‘LGBT+ Families’, with an opportunity to network afterwards.

Topics of conversation will cover both LGBT+ people wishing to have a family and families with children identifying themselves in the LGBT+ spectrum.

The panel will include:

Daniel Gerring – Travers Smith

Richard Westoby – San Diego Fertility

Olivia Stiles – Kingsley Napley

James Stenning – North Bridge House Schools

Max Curtis – Barnett Waddingham

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 Intertech Diversity Forum Speaks @ Microsoft

8 June 2022, 18:00 – 21:00 - The Microsoft Reactor

Microsoft is kicking off Pride month with an in-person event for the GLEAM and Intertech communities at the Microsoft Reactor in London, and it's going to be a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with many individuals who we've not seen for a very long time.

On the evening we'll be hearing from Stonewall on their advocacy work across Conversion Therapy, Trans Rights and how they have supported Refugees including a panel discussion.

Naturally there will be plenty of time for networking to celebrate Pride and the start of a season of events and we can't wait to see you all there.

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forum+ visit to Queer Britain Museum

10 June 2022, 14:00 – 15:30 - 2 Granary Square

Join with forum+ for a visit to Queer Britain, the UK’s first-ever LGBTQ+ history museum! We are so excited that this vital community space is located in the borough of Camden. The museum in an inclusive and free-entry space that ‘the stories, people and places that are intrinsic to queer community in the UK and beyond’. Pride Month is the perfect time to visit Queer Britain where lgbtq+ history is preserved, explored and celebrated”.

The group will enter the museum at 2 pm and afterwards we are going to go for coffee at the amazing Redemption Roasters - the perfect place to discuss our visit to Queer Britain.

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Queer Architectural Workers Meetup: Martha Summers talk

12 June 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 - London LGBTQ+ Community Centre

What role do queer people play in making space? What issues do queer architectural workers face in the studio? University? Construction site? How does the design of space respond to and reproduce straight, cis, (able-bodied, white, patriarchal, white, middle-class) power structures?

Come along to hear Martha Summers, designer of the LGBTQ+ Community Centre Pop Up, speak about the space.

The London LGBTQ+ Centre is a safe, sober, intersectional community centre and café created through grass-roots organising. Its current home is a temporary proof of concept before a permanent home is created.

All queer architectural workers (+ friends) welcome.

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Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

June 14, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Mental health has been under the spotlight recently with many emphasising the importance of maintaining good mental health, including in and around work. People in the LGBTQ+ community however, face an additional barrier to looking after their mental health where it can be seen that issues affecting the community can have a compounding impact on one’s mental health.

What will you learn

What does mental health look like in the LGBTQ+ community?
Causes for mental health complaints among the LGBTQ+ community
How to encourage conversations about mental health
How to support the mental health of our LGBTQ+ colleagues
Who is this for?

Inclusion and Diversity managers
HR professionals
Network leads
Those with an interest in the LGBTQ+ community and Mental Health and Wellbeing
Colleagues thinking differently about inclusion and diversity
 

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Queer Book Club

19 June 2022, 14:00 – 15:00 - London LGBTQ+ Community Centre

Monthly book club focused on queer authors on a range of topics. Each month we’ll discuss a title and offer readers the chance to suggest the next month's read.

There’s also the opportunity to have a non-alcoholic drink, make new friends and socialise after the book discussion.

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‘Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories' book launch

23 June 2022, 18:00 – 20:00 - Grimshaw Architects

Grimshaw invites you to join the book presentation and a panel discussion chaired by Adam Nathaniel Furman and Joshua Mardell, editors of 'Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories'.

From forming a staging area for community action, to encouraging safe places for identity exploration, the spaces in which we gather can catalyse us all to act. In their simplest form, queer spaces have facilitated queer people to exist and be together, and there will always be a need for them.

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Gaydio Talks: Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

27 June 2022, 17:30 – 21:00 - Park Plaza London Riverbank

Whether you run a small/medium business and looking to recruit and retain top talent or are part of a larger organisation and looking for new ideas, this event is for you. As a community radio station we want to provide a platform for top leaders in the LGBTQ+ workplace.

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In Conversation with artist Ashton Attzs and Queer space makers panel

30 June 2022, 12:15 – 13:30 - 100 Bishopsgate

Brookfield Properties are proud to welcome Pride 2022 Artist Ashton Attzs and panel guests as they discuss creating queer spaces within the commercial and property sector.

Guests will be invited to view Attzs pop-up exhibition, which features the Brookfield Properties commission 'Everyday is Ours' , at 100 Bishopsgate followed by Coffee and light snacks before the panel talk begins at 12:30pm

Ashton Attzs is a 24 year old UK-based painter and illustrator. Ashton’s distinctive and charming characterful people that populate the majority of their paintings and illustrations are representative and inclusive of the endless identities and diverse expressions of the everyday person. Their unique world-building in popping bright hues creates a utopia, where everyone and anyone can step inside to dreamy landscapes and cheerful situations.