CI Pride Guernsey
Guernsey will hold CI Pride on Saturday 3rd September and then pass the baton to Jersey on Saturday 10th September.
Christian May, CI Pride Director in Jersey, said: “We are marking the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK by acknowledging the work of the people who bravely came out onto the street to campaign for change through a Seventies themed Pride this year. The gay rights movement came from the movements of the 1960s that demanded women’s rights and civil rights.
“The rights of all minority groups have improved since the early days, but there is still work to be done towards full equality. In the celebratory atmosphere of Pride it can be overlooked that Pride is still a protest – a reminder that things are not equal for everyone.”
Mourant has sponsored CI Pride for three consecutive years and Mourant Jersey Managing Partner, Daniel Birtwistle said: “Mourant is thrilled to support CI Pride for the third consecutive year by sponsoring this year’s parade across both islands. Pride is a fantastic opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate the islands’ diverse community, raise awareness of challenges experienced by the LGBT+ community, and of steps we can all take in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves.
“We’re committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and mutual respect, where our people of all backgrounds, identities and experiences are empowered to thrive and feel that they belong. Team Mourant is looking forward to joining the parades in September and supporting inclusion across our whole community.”