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The MU at Birmingham Pride

The MU joined Birmingham Pride march on 25 May 2019.

Marching band wearing t-shirts with Musicians' Union equality logo print, and waving flags

We invited our Midlands members to join us at Birmingham Pride, 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 it's still important to show your support and solidarity for LGBT+ equality.

Pride is a chance to state publicly, and in a united voice, that the MU stands up for everyone, including those who may be at greater risk of discrimination or unfair treatment.

The recent protests in Birmingham against schools teaching about same-sex relationships, LGBTQ+ rights and topics covered in the Equality Act 2010, remind us where discrimination and intolerance can lead and should be of concern to us all.

Schools should be places where acceptance and mutual respect are taught as standard and where students and teachers of all faiths, sexualities and ethnicities can feel supported, free to be themselves, and come together with the common aim of eradicating prejudice and discrimination and promoting community cohesion.

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

The MU is committed to achieving Equality for all members, and continues to celebrate the diversity of the music industry. Find out more about Equality at the MU and the work of the Equalities Committee.


Published: 30/04/2019

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