13 June 2021
7:00 pm



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Pride Month 2021 • Under The Brolly • S2 E04

It’s June which can mean only one thing, Pride Month! Our host Hannah Phillips talks about what it is and the events that lead up to it such as the Stonewall Riots, Lesbian’s and Gay’s Support the Miners (LGSM) with three special guests: Reading Pride’s CEO, Martin Cooper; Chair of Oxford Pride Zayna Ratty; and Founder/Director of Weston-super-Mare Pride and Inclusions Officer at the UK Pride Organisers Network, Nigel Briers.

Whilst June is a month of celebration, it is also a time to reflect on all the lives lost through to intolerance and hate such as bombing of the Admiral Duncan in 1999, the mass-shooting at Orlando Pulse Nightclub in 2016 and much more close to home remembering Joe, James and David who we lost last year in Forbury Gardens, this section between 39m and 53m comes with a trigger warning.

Finally Nigel has some news about some big changes at the UK Pride Organisers’ Network.

We thank Reading International Solidarity Centre for allowing us to use their room to record this episode.

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Closing Song: We Are Family (UK Pride Anthem 2017) by Disco Fries & Reigns
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