Did you know there are over 60 flags in My Umbrellas more than LGBT campaign that spread the meaning of that single rainbow flag further and wider than you can imagine.

As awards week gets into full swing, with a focus on what identities will be represented - and

ahead of this year’s National Student Pride, taking place this weekend at the University of Westminster opposite Baker street. We’ll be talking about intersectionality Saturday 25th February.

That’s why in this fun video, we’ve giggled about the crazy amount of other flags there are to represent LGBT+ … before realising just how important they all are.

Watch or share now: https://youtu.be/fpHhn6c_kaM

We’re telling you about our little video, which would be great as a stub to op-eds, as a viral video story or just popped out on your social media because our panel discussion that will continue this conversation is being held in with the Being Me Campaign this
saturday, 25th February. Joining our intersectionality debate at our festival is:

  • Adele Roberts, R1 DJ and chairing the debate

  • Jodie Marsh, Being Me ambassador who came out as Bisexual in October 2016

  • Phyll Opoku-Gymiah, Founder of UK Black Pride

  • Lewis Hancox, celebrated documentary maker of my transexual summer and Mermaid ambassador

  • Matthew Todd, Attitude mag Editor at Large and author of transformational book ‘Straight Jacket: How To Be Gay And Happy’

The Being Me charity was founded in 2015 as we felt enough wasn’t being done to encourage, empower and inspire individuals from all backgrounds to be proud of who they are and their differences. The charity believes the best way to empower and inspire individuals to be themselves, is by them seeing others around them be proud and open about their identity and the differences that make them up as an individual. And we agree.

Kieran Stanbridge CEO said he was “delighted” about the collaboration with National Student Pride adding:

“With the rise in hate crimes across the UK since the referendum and with high profile politicians encouraging intolerance and hatred against others. There has never been a more important time for us to join together as human beings to celebrate who we are and to encourage others to love, respect and show kindness to others.

We are excited to be discussing the important subject of intersectionality and identity on our panel, as well as giving inspirational individuals a platform to inspire their peers to walk with their head held high, and for them to be able to say I AM PROUD TO BE ME!“

With so many beautiful faces attending National Student Pride every year oer 125 universities from Cornwall to Scotland and 1600 students the biggest gathering of LGBT+ students student chair Emma Costello said:

“We can’t wait to celebrate the unique human beings who share a diverse crossover of identities at our festival - but something we know they all share is how gorgeous and talented they are. That’s why our careers fair has direct hires every year - it’s going to be amazing!”

Other guests at National Student Pride this year:

  • Olly Alexander - Years & Years frontman, Sex and Relationships Panel

  • Charlie Hides - Ru Paul S9 Drag Queen hosts Talent Competition

  • Sarah Nimmo - Named in many ‘hot 2017 musicians to watch out for’ lists

  • Warwick Rowers - everyone’s favourite student society

See the full line up and run down of the weekend on our 2017 page
Apply for press passes, and find out about preview interviews: press@studentpride.co.uk

 

The Rest Of The Weekend

The whole event starts with an opening night party on Friday 24th with hosts drag queen Mary Mac and drag king Adam All. The Saturday event, where our Ru Paul drag queen led talent competition takes place will also see a wealth of panels including on Sex and Relationships Education, Intersectionality, an interactive workshop on consent and YouTubers talking about the power of the platform as a support network for young LGBT people. To round the weekend off, an exclusive screening of the award-winning ad Oscar nominated movie, Moonlight, will take place.

Careers Fair

The proudest aspect of our event is the careers fair, which keeps the daytime event free and is now the largest LGBT student Careers Fair in the UK. Last year, EY, Google, IBM and Clifford Chance took on graduates they interviewed and met at the event. Already confirmed are Ford, Santander, Fujitsu, RAF, RBS, Teach First, Ditch the Label and Interengineering We have already exceeded last year’s roster of 55.  Follow our social media for more big announcements of stalls. (@StudentPride)

Sponsors

National Student Pride is being platinum-sponsored in 2017 by EY for the seventh consecutive year. Maggie Stilwell, Managing Partner for Talent at EY, UK & Ireland, comments: “EY are proud to be the Platinum sponsor for National Student Pride 2017, a partnership we have built and maintained for the last seven years. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is unerring and the event allows us to connect with young LGBT talent in an environment of respect and opportunity. It’s important to us to show the next generation that they will be able to be themselves in the workplace. Last year thousands of the students from across the UK attended the event and we are excited to meet even more in February at the Careers Fair. We look forward to the whole weekend festival of events, including the ever popular series of discussions.”

National Student Pride is sponsored by:

Platinum: EY
Gold: Clifford Chance, 02
Silver: Aviva, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, GE Capital, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Thomson Reuters, The
adidas Group
Titanium: Balfour Beatty, BDO, GSK, Google, EDF Energy

History

The event began at Oxford Brookes University in 2005 as a response to the Christian Union’s ‘Homosexuality and the Bible’ talk. Student Pride continues this mantra in its 12th year choosing to hold its 2017 event at on campus because the fight Students face remains just as prevalent, if not more complex, than when we first began.

www.studentpride.co.uk/about-us

Tickets are available now, please do support the event by including a link in any coverage.

www.studentpride.co.uk/tickets  

£5 early-bird price, covers entry to all NSP club events

Photos & logos can be downloaded from www.studentpride.co.uk/press

Want to speak to students or sponsors regarding quotes and comments? Interviews & press passes requests? Please email: press@studentpride.co.uk

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