Find out how you can take part in groundbreaking new questionnaire.
A new research project, conducted by Pride In London, has been unveiled this week in a bid to shape this year’s Pride event.
To ensure the event is as diverse and inclusive as ever, the volunteer-led organisation wants to hear from the LGBTQ+ community.
The research for the A Matter of Pride (#matterofpride) campaign will cover identity, discrimination, concerns as well as views on the progression of LGBTQ+ rights, and will be used to inform what pride means throughout the entire community and how the organisation can create events that appeal to everybody.
To take part in the questionnaire, please click here.
Christopher Joell-Deschields, Community Engagement Director within the Pride in London volunteer leadership team said:
This year we are taking a fresh approach. With the issues that the community faces, such as racism, ageism and many other prejudices, we carry the responsibility to put on a Pride for everyone. As volunteers, we want open dialogue and conversation around what Pride needs to be, to help make this happen.
A Matter of Pride is an important way of creating this dialogue and engagement within the communities we represent, and we are calling on them to get involved by taking part, and sharing it among friends and networks.
Alison Camps, Co-Chair of Pride in London added:
Over the past half decade we have learnt a tremendous amount about what it takes to organise Pride, and have gained invaluable feedback to get to where we are today, which is the second biggest pride in the world. As we go into the next five years, we have to unearth what ‘pride’ really means in today’s climate.
We celebrate Pride because it matters, but we know it means different things to each of us. A Matter of Pride covers identity, discrimination, concerns and outlook for the future. It will give members of the LGBTQ+ community the opportunity to speak up and answer ‘what does pride mean to you?’ We are relying on as many people as possible to tell us what they think, so we continue to make what we do open to all.
To find out more and to take part in the survey, visit the Pride in London site.
People can also participate by calling 020 3745 5560 or 0844 344 5428 or attending Pride in London’s next open meeting, which will take place later this month. All responses are entirely confidential, and no information provided will be identifiable at a personal level.
The results of the survey will be released later this year.