June is Pride Month, and we are marking this with a month-long celebration of our fantastic LGBTQI+ students and advocates, past and present.

Mark, a member of OU Pride, shares his experiences as a member of OU Pride as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Pride at the Students Association: Mark's story

Annual events such as Pride month usually accompany performative activism. Eesha, BAME Change and Awareness Officer, discusses what more needs to be done to support minorities throughout the year.

Celebrating Pride Month and avoiding performative activism

In honour of Pride Month, student Kaitlin Webster has compiled a brilliant list of TV shows, books and films that represent the LGBTQ+ community. 

Pride TV shows, books and movies to watch

In this article, the Chair of OU Pride, Lyndsay Thompson, details the history of Pride and why it is essential for the LGBTQI+ community and activists across the world.

Why we have Pride and why it is still so important!

June's episode of The Association Conversation Station is a celebration of all things Pride, and how the Association has developed a wonderful space for the LGBTQIA+ community (particularly with our support group, OU Pride)! Have a listen below, and hear from Graham Rimmer (co-founder and first Chair of OU Pride – known at the time as PLEXUS), Alex Phennah (who also co-founded OU Pride) and Lyndsay Thomson (current Chair of OU Pride).

The Association Conversation Station – Episode 3

OU Pride took over our Twitter account on Tuesday 21 June – catch the highlights below: