PBHA has proudly celebrated Pride for the past 22 years and this year is no different!
Ordinarily, we throw a tenant-initiated festival to mark the occasion in our calendars. This summer, we could not get together in the same way, but that didn’t stop us from singing, dancing and laughing together on Zoom.
Events were split over three days and included Fun & Games, Film Club and a Talent Show. Highlights included: Pictionary (for the most rubbish drawing), an LGBTQ+ Quiz, Fifty years of Pride (short film), Guess the Song, and a Flamenco lesson!
Pride is an opportunity for us to celebrate and share joy. However, it is also important to commemorate the struggles faced, and sacrifices made, by members of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history, and to acknowledge that homophobia and discrimination still thrive in the world today. The gay rights movement was sparked by trans women of colour, who continue to be some of the most marginalised and at-risk members of our global community.
PBHA stands against discrimination in all its forms – we envision a world where everyone’s value to society is seen and celebrated.