Canterbury Pride 2018

University proud to sponsor Canterbury Pride celebration

The University was proud to be a sponsor of Canterbury’s third annual Pride celebration on Saturday 9 June.

Nearly 100 staff, students, alumni and colleagues from Kent Union marched together as part of the event. Kent’s group was organised by colleagues from the LGBT+ Staff Network and Kent Union.

Over 1,100 people joined the parade, up 400 from last year, which was followed by a festival of entertainment including a craft fair, local food stalls and music from members of S Club 7.

The parade marched up Canterbury High Street into Dane John gardens. The atmosphere was one of jubilation and unity as people from all over Kent joined together to celebrate diversity, and remember those around the world who cannot attend such events, for fear of persecution or harassment.