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Supporting PRIDE and diversity

Adult Education Wolverhampton promotes learning to all of Wolverhampton’s diverse communities

What is Pride Month?

June is an amazing celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. It's an important time for us to realise how much work still needs to be done when it comes to fighting for equality and visibility for all people, regardless of sexual orientation.
June is Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots in June 1969.

The riots were a reaction to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn. In the 1950s and 60s, the US government got paranoid about specific groups including homosexuals that were considered subversive.

Campaigners often look to the LGBTQ+ rights movement as an example of how to change perceptions, shift cultural dialogues, and ultimately inspire a large and diverse group of people to take collective action.

Embracing differences 

During each academic year students at Adult Education Wolverhampton are encouraged to celebrate equality and learn about the diverse world that we live in. Students create art, write about history and learn to accept each-others differences. June is PRIDE month and at Adult Education Wolverhampton we are celebrating PRIDE / LGBTQ+ and look back at one of the activities that inspired students to create and accept and understand each-others differences.

Seema - Adult Education Wolverhampton

Seema, a drag artist, fashion and textile designer and teacher visited a Life Skills group at the Maltings to discuss and inform students about the LGBTQ+ culture. Students were invited to look through her portfolios of work which showed a wide range of clothing, costumes and jewellery and items that have been showcased at LBGTQ+ events such as ‘PRIDE’.

Read more about Seema's visit to our students on our Blog here

LGBTQ+ Foundation

LGBT Foundation (formerly known as The Lesbian & Gay Foundation) is a national charity based in Manchester with a wide of services. With a history dating back nearly 40 years, it campaigns for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans ( LGBTQ+) people are able to reach their full potential. 

Visit the LGBT Foundation website here:

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