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Pride Month 2021: Why Does it Happen? and Understanding Key Terms

At TG Consulting our Ethos is to Connect, Collaborate and Create. The social media team have been busy this month creating educational content surrounding Pride Month and LGBTQIA+ issues. We believe it is not enough to simply put a rainbow flag on our logos for one month of the year, but to spread awareness about matters which affect LGBTQIA+ individuals all year round.

What does Pride mean?

  • Pride is given for the feeling of being proud to identify as LGBTQIA+.

  • It is also the name of the event (s) when people celebrate and support this feeling and people.

Why Does Pride Month Happen in June?

  • 28th June 1969, The Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village (New York) was raided by Police.

  • As a result, protests lasted for 6 days that demanded the LGBTQ+ Community were given a space to be open and they could express their sexuality.

  • The First Pride March happened in 1970, where people marched from Greenwich Village to Central Park. (National

You can find real life accounts of how it feels to accept your sexuality in our book, You Are A Limited Edition. Available on Amazon and Waterstones or you can purchase the book here.

What Does LGBTQIA+ Mean?

  • LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and the + sign symbolises that there are many more ways to identify your sexuality.

Why is There a Pride Flag?

  • The Symbol for Pride is usually a Rainbow or The Pride flag that was originally created by Gilbert Baker.

  • The Flag was then Modernised to become The Progress Pride Flag by Daniel Quasar.

(Photo Credit: Cade Hildreth)

The Student Sessions Podcast

  • Our podcast features LGBTQ+ identifying guests who have open discussions with our host Tonia about their experiences.

  • Search 'The Student Sessions' on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and listen to episode 13, 21 or 33 (you can listen to all three, we don't mind!) to hear our guests experiences.

  • Our Podcast has also been nominated for Best Interview at The British Podcast Awards 2021! We are so excited for the ceremony on 10th July 2021.

  • You can also vote for us for The Listener's Choice Award! All you have to do is type in your email address, type in 'The Student Sessions' and press enter! Make sure you verify your vote in your emails. You can vote for us here.

What is an Ally?

  • Another term you may have heard of is an 'Ally'. This is a person who is not a member of an underrepresented group but who takes action to support that group. (Better Allies)

  • For example, the person who has written this article identifies as a straight female. Therefore, she is not gay however she has researched and supports the LGBTQIA+ Community - which makes her an Ally.

We hope you learned something from this post or refreshed your knowledge about Pride Month. Please follow our Instagram pages: for all TG Consulting Project updates - @TGConsultingltd , for all information about our book - @youarealimitededitionofficial and for all updates about our podcast - @thestudentsessions .

What do TG Consulting Offer?

TG Consulting is an Independent consultancy that connects employers, educators and students. Our Ethos is to: connect, collaborate and create. Our services include: bespoke graduate and student employability training, careers service health checks and development of student engagement initiatives.

If you are interested in our services please email: .

By Ciara Martin, Digital and Social Media Coordinator.

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