Community – United in Diversity is the theme for Belfast Pride 2022
Belfast Pride Festival is a unique opportunity to celebrate the diverse identities within our community. Importantly, it is also an opportunity to listen to the diverse experiences of LGBTQ+ people which is essential to effectively respond to the inequality’s LGBTQ+ people experience.
Belfast Pride’s commitment to diversity means accepting and embracing difference and we strive to create an environment where everyone feels included and valued as an individual and as part of the team.
Belfast Pride recognises that not everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is treated equally and that, along with homophobia, biphobia and transphobia; experiences of ableism, racism, sexism and misogyny further impact on intersectional groups and people.
It is equally important to look at those attributes that unite us and the inequalities that impact on all LGBTQ+ people including isolation, invisibility, mental health, access to services, and the failure of the Northern Ireland Government to legislate for LGBTQ+ equality or to develop strategies to address the inequalities we experience.
Belfast Pride is committed to ensuring the Belfast Pride Festival and our organisation reflects the diversity that exists across our community. The strength of our organisation and the wider Pride movement is based on the diversity of our community and our lived experiences. We must do everything possible to recognise and celebrate this.
Together we are many, and together we are one – united in our diversity.