11 July 2019

The ELFT bus took London by surprise at the Pride Parade in London on the weekend of 6 July, and also Black Pride by holding a stall in Haggerston park on 7 July 2019.

The parade started at 1.30pm on Regent Street with thousands of people celebrating 50 years since the first stonewall riots that led to equality for people of all gender and sexual identities.

The two LGBTQ+ Network Leads, Fiona Lord and Rachael Levett were committed to make this event memorable.

"We celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and proudly serve the most diverse communities, by continuously embracing diversity in all its forms" said Fiona. Rachael added:

"Pride is a really important time to reflect on and celebrate the people who fought for the rights that LGBTQ+ people have today. We wanted to show our support for everyone regardless of gender or sexuality because love is a human right.

As a part of ELFT we need to show our staff and service users that we support and value them as individuals and all the complexities that come with it."

Our Trust is proud to have such diverse people working with us, which empowers us to better understanding the communities we serve.