Birmingham Pride and Just Like Us launch 2022 partnership

by Just Like Us
July 2022

Birmingham Pride march

Birmingham Pride and Just Like Us have launched a new partnership that will see school students getting involved in Pride for the first time.

To celebrate Pride’s 25th anniversary in Birmingham, secondary schools in the region have been invited to learn about the city’s diverse history.

The LGBT+ young people’s charity has teamed up with Birmingham Pride to produce a new event specifically for secondary school students to discover the city’s LGBT+ history.

Secondary schools have been invited to join a special ‘brunch and learn’. They will then hear from a range of speakers on the city’s diverse history.

A Just Like Us school talk in Birmingham
A Just Like Us school talk in Birmingham

Speakers will include the Pride team, Eva Echo and other LGBT+ figures from Birmingham.

After learning about the history of Pride in the city, students and teachers will have the option to join the 25th anniversary parade. 

How schools can take part

Schools interested in joining the educational event can get in touch with Just Like Us.

Dominic Arnall, Chief Executive of Just Like Us, says: “We are really excited to launch this partnership with Birmingham Pride and to also help more secondary school students learn about the incredible diverse history of their wonderful city.

“Research shows that LGBT+ inclusive education is linked to pupils having better mental health. And this schools event will bring their learning to life in a very special way.”

When is Birmingham Pride?

It takes place on 24 and 25 September 2022. The weekend will also include a parade, festival and series of speakers.

Paralympics athlete Jude Hamer, Lauren Rowles MBE and body positivity content creator Megan Jayne Crabbe are set to appear.

Dan Brown, Event Producer at Birmingham Pride, says: “Just Like Us is such a magical charity. Their work is essential for the young queer community. We are so excited to be working alongside them for 2022 to help uplift the local LGBTQ+ community!”