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MU at Reading Pride


31 Aug 2019

We are excited to announce that the MU will be marching at Reading Pride on 31 August 2019! This year Pride is celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall uprising that changed the course of LGBT+ history forever.

Musicians' Union on a pride march

Pride provides a platform for the MU to campaign for genuine LGBT+ equality and to raise awareness of current LGBT+ issues. The MU’s presence at Pride marches reinforces the fundamental principle that all musicians are equal under the law.

The MU would like to encourage our East & South East England members to join us regardless of their sexuality. Allies are an important part of any movement for equality, so even if you’re not part of the LGBT+ community, come and show your support for LGBT+ equality.

Why is this important?

Stonewall's 2018 LGBT in Britain - Work Report revealed:

  • Almost one in five LGBT staff (18 per cent) have been the target of negative comments or conduct from work colleagues in the last year because they're LGBT
  • One in eight lesbian, gay and bi people (12 per cent) wouldn’t feel confident reporting any homophobic or biphobic bullying to their employer. One in five trans people (21 per cent) wouldn’t report transphobic bullying in the workplace
  • More than a third of LGBT staff (35 per cent) have hidden or disguised that they are LGBT at work in the last year because they were afraid of discrimination

If people aren’t valued or respected in the workplace or in wider society, they are prevented from performing to the best of their ability and achieving their full potential. For people who are in that position, they need to know that the MU is there for them to turn to for help.

If you would like to join the MU at Reading Pride please contact to register and further details will be sent to you in due course.

We want to be able to offer the opportunity to as many members as possible, but places are limited so If you’d like to join us in celebrating our LGBT+ members and the community get in touch as soon as possible.

Event location

Kings Meadow, Reading RG1 8BN

Join the MU for £1