Like many others, we have been missing Pride here at Chrysalis.
This evening we held a virtual pride for group members and volunteers. It Included a short speech from our CEO Andi and an LGBT+ quiz run by Robin, as well as a general hang out and chat.
We wanted to focus on a mostly celebratory tone, because whilst Pride is a protest, for us right now we needed a celebration – a celebration of people being able to be their authentic selves and be seen and heard as such.
We discussed all sorts of things, from television shows with queer representation to Alan Turing’s life and the retroactive pardoning of those historically convicted in the UK for being homosexual. Not to mention pronoun badges and pride flag pins!