Celebrating a digital Leeds Pride

We are lighting up the University in rainbow colours to help mark Leeds Pride.

The Parkinson Building will once again be lit up in rainbow flag colours

A picture of the Parkinson Building, lit up in rainbow colours. July 2020.

This weekend would have marked the 15th anniversary of the event, and 50 years since the first Pride march was held in New York City.  

Whilst Leeds Pride has been postponed until 2021, the weekend is still an opportunity for us all to celebrate how far LGBT+ equality has come, whilst also acting as a reminder of the progress yet to be made.  

To mark the occasion, we will be lighting up the Parkinson Building, Laidlaw Building and the multi-storey car park in rainbow flag colours from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August. The rainbow flag will also be raised above the Parkinson Building. 

The LGBT+ Staff Network and Equality Policy Unit have also been working on a collaborative ‘Digital Pride’, which will be launched during the week beginning Monday 17 August. This virtual celebration aims to bring you a range of online content, including LGBT+ book and film lists, online discussions and signposting to support and resources.  

More details will be announced soon   

Additional Information and support 

There’s a wealth of LGBT+ information and support available through the University, including the: 


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