On Saturday 1st July, members of Surrey FA staff marched at London Pride, as part of the FA parade group.
London Pride, in its 51st year, is the UK’s biggest and most diverse pride and welcomes every part of London’s LGBTQ+ community, with this year's event seeing an estimated 30,000 people attend.
The parade falls at the end of the Pride Month of Action, which celebrates how LGBTQ+ rights have progressed whilst observing the challenges that still face the community.
The focus of this year’s campaign was #NeverMarchAlone, created by an entirely LGBTQIA+ team, with the aim to highlight the power and beauty of championing trans and non-binary allyship. This comes at a time when trans and non-binary people are facing increasing amounts of hate.
The Parade kicked off at Hyde Park Corner, before continuing down Piccadilly, taking in the sights of Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, and culminating at Whitehall Place.
Our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Officer, Eve Roberts was in attendance on behalf of Surrey FA and had the following to say:
"It was a wonderful experience to be involved in the event and represent Surrey FA, and I am personally thankful that I was able to march alongside the FA for the second year in a row. Here at Surrey FA, we are fully in support of LGBTQ+ rights and will continue to celebrate and champion the LGBTQIA+ community across all the work we do in the county.”
For further information on our inclusion work at Surrey FA, please click below.
INCLUSION AT SURREY FA