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SASW Celebrates Pride Month

The SASW Team wishes everyone a very happy Pride Month!

Every June, people come together to celebrate Pride Month, a month dedicated to championing LGBTQIA+ communities both in the UK and around the world.

Pride marks the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a series of protests that occurred in New York City after police attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar, in June 1969.

A number of Pride events are taking place across Scotland throughout the month. A full list is available here.

Here are some other ideas for how you can get involved:

  • Share what LGBTQIA+ Pride means to you
  • Change your online meetings background to Pride colours
  • Make a donation to an LGBTQIA+ organisation 
  • Volunteer with or support a local LGBT group
  • Support LGBTQIA+ art and culture
  • Learn about the history of Pride and the challenges LGBTQIA+ people face globally

You might also be interested in the following articles and podcasts:

LGBT Youth Scotland: Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People 2022

LGBT Health and Wellbeing Resource Hub

Community Care: What social workers should consider when working with LGBTQ+ people

Listening to the voices of care experienced LGBT people in Scotland

Let’s Talk Social Work: Exploring Intersectionality in British Asian LGBTQIA+ Communities

Social Work England: Improving social work’s engagement with LGBTQ+ people and issues