This summer, to mark Pride 2023, NCVO kicked off a series of five talks for their staff, building on the success of last year’s Pride Summer Series.
Hosted by members of the network, they created safe spaces to learn and share about key issues in the community. While Pride month is a fitting time to hold these important conversations, Pride is not only for June. Celebrating and bringing awareness to LGBTQIA+ issues is something that should be part of everything we do, all year round.
NCVO have a responsibility to their members, staff and partners to make sure that they fly the flag for Pride conversations, and to create the opportunities needed for conversations to happen – whether that’s through social media, NCVO internal events or in practical support work.
The importance of actively holding these spaces – and giving people the opportunity to celebrate Pride in a safe, affirming atmosphere – can’t be underestimated.