Gold Sponsors for a Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion

Pride in Hull

Pride in Hull, the region’s largest and most vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ culture, is delighted to welcome esteemed Gold Sponsors for this year’s event. The University of Hull, James Legal, Making a Difference Locally and Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership have wholeheartedly committed to supporting a more inclusive and accepting society, further enriching the experience for all attendees.

Pride in Hull, now in its 21st year, has evolved into a powerful platform for promoting LGBTQ+ rights, championing diversity, and encouraging unity within the community. This success would not be possible without the backing of our incredible sponsors.

The University of Hull is a leading institution in the region, and has long been at the forefront of championing inclusivity, diversity, and equality. Their partnership with Pride in Hull demonstrates commitment to creating an environment where all individuals are valued and respected, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The University’s support not only helps enhance the event’s grandeur but also strengthens its impact on LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance.

Hayley Pickard-Dumas, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead says: “As a University we are thrilled to once again be an official Gold partner of Pride in Hull on Saturday 29 July 2023! Hull’s Pride is one of the biggest free pride events in the whole country, celebrating LGBTQ+ communities, diverse sexualities and gender identities. We cannot wait to join Pride this year to once again show our support. We will have a stall at the event withUniversity members on hand to talk about recruitment opportunities for both staff and students and answering UoH questions.

“Being a part of Pride in Hull is a fantastic step to show our support for our LGBTQ+ colleagues, students and the local communities. We are excited to see you all there.”

As a local law firm, James Legal is proud to stand with Pride in Hull. Their dedication to making a positive difference in the community aligns perfectly with the principles that underpin this year’s celebrations.

Simon Young, Managing Director of James Legal says: “James Legal is delighted to be supporting yet another Pride event. The charity is one that we feel very passionately about, and our continued involvement in growing the core message of inclusivity is an ethos that we as a firm live by.

“The 2023 Pride event promises to be another fantastic event and we are all looking forward to being involved again.”

Making a Difference Locally is Nisa Retail’s charity committed to helping local communities thrive, its involvement in Pride in Hull is a testament to their belief in the transformative power of unity and acceptance.

Kate Carroll, Head of Charity and Community at Nisa Retail says: “At Nisa we passionately believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, no matter their gender identity, trans status or sexual orientation, which is something we support not just within Nisa but also in the communities we serve. This is why we’re getting involved in Pride in Hull this year, so we can show our support and solidarity to the LGBTQI+ community, with our incredible colleagues. Why not come and join us as we celebrate, it’s also a great opportunity to recognise that in some places, there’s a lot of progress still to be made for LGBTQI+ rights. See you there!”

A spokesperson for Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership said:

“Health and care partners in Hull are proud to bring back the health and wellbeing zone at Hull Pride for 2023. There will be opportunities to find out more about living a healthier life, stopping smoking, looking after your mental health and emotional wellbeing and more. Our workforce and recruitment team will also be on hand to help you take your first steps towards a career in health and care.

We recognise there is much more work to be done to support our LGBT+ communities, patients and workforce in Humber and North Yorkshire, but supporting Hull Pride is a step in the right direction. At the event there will be an opportunity to share your views and experiences to help improve our health and care system for LGBT+ people.

The inclusive nature of the event is reflective of the values of our health and care system and we are proud to march for a better and more accepting future.”

Nathan Greenfield, Trustee at Pride in Hull says: “For 2023, Pride in Hull promises an eclectic lineup of events, including a vibrant parade, captivating performances, inspiring hosts, and a plethora of activities designed to celebrate diversity, educate and empower individuals to embrace their authentic selves. Watch this space for further announcements about our fantastic line-up.”

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