Join us from 5-9 June for a series of events and celebrations!
When we heard the news that Exeter Pride had been cancelled this year, we wanted to create our own on campus version so that we can come together and celebrate all our LGBTQ+ students and friends.
On 1 July 1972, the UK’s first Pride march was held in London. The date was chosen as the closest Saturday to the anniversary of the Stonewall riots of 28 June 1969. Approximately 2,000 people attended. Since then, Pride events have been hosted in many big cities across the UK. Last year’s London Pride marked the 50th anniversary and saw over 1 million people attend.
Although we’ve come a long way since 1972, there is still more we can all do to amplify the voices of the LGBTQ+ community and fight against social injustices that many people still face.
Stonewall: After 50 years of Pride, what should we fight for next?
A short history of LGBT rights in the UK