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Celebrating Pride Month in Surrey

Published: 28 May 2021

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Happy Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated every year in June in tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots, and we're getting ready to dust off our rainbow flags, and go join in the fun.

With different events taking place across the globe, there's always some way for you to get involved — as well as learn some important social history along the way.

How to get involved

We're encouraging residents to raise the rainbow for Pride. To celebrate Pride month please share a photo with us of yourself with the rainbow from wherever you are - it could be a rainbow flag, rainbow drawing, rainbow cake and you could even use a rainbow filter on your phone camera. Tag us on our Instagram page @Surreycountycouncil or on Twitter @Surrey_Matters.

Pride Month events

For Pride Month, Surrey Heritage will be looking at the extraordinary unconventional life of Gwen Lally OBE (1882-1963), pageant master, actor, playwright and writer. In her professional and personal role as a 'male impersonator' she was a versatile and striking figure and her huge body of work ranged from Surrey pageants to the Old Vic. Discover more with the new Exploring Surrey's Past LGBTQ+ web page.

Surrey has a rich and remarkable LGBTQ+ history. Join an online event hosted by Surrey History Centre - From Punishment to Pride: LGBTQ+ archives at Surrey History Centre on 9 June from 5.30pm to 6.45pm to learn more about the Surrey connections of some famous and not-so-famous LGBTQ+ lives, including Dame Ethel Smyth, Edward Carpenter, E.M. Forster, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, Harry Daley, and Alan Turing, to name just a few.

Tickets cost £5 and can be booked on their online events booking web page.

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