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Pride in the NHS Week

Date published: 03 September 2021

The NHS is hosting the first ever national ‘Pride in the NHS Week’. The event will take place from Monday 6 to Friday 10 September, via a virtual, always-on, festival arena, with over 25 hours of programmed experiences and lots of extras to discover.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Elevate, Educate, Celebrate’.  The week will culminate in the NHS Virtual Pride finale which takes place on the Friday evening and features top drag performers Ginny Lemon and YShee Black, and Benji and Brad from the Big Gay Podcast.

Secure your ticket here, and follow @people_nhs on Twitter for more updates.

Pride in the NHS Week

Five days dedicated to LGBT+ NHS colleagues, topics, speakers, chats, careers, health and more. 

NHS Virtual Pride Friday finale

We learned through the pandemic that 2020's Virtual Pride opened up more opportunities than ever for LGBT+ people to join in with the activism and celebrations and to connect with each other in new and exciting ways.

We know that working towards equality is everyone's business and building awareness through Pride, brings us together to educate, elevate and celebrate.

This Pride in the NHS Week and NHS Virtual Pride will take place in our online People Promise festival arena, combining insights from the domains of philosophy, cognitive science, gaming, architecture, UI/UX, VR/XR and performing arts, to make an accessible, memorable and engaging experience.

The always-on People Promise virtual festival arena will consist of:

  • Over 25 hours of programmed experiences with some of our most powerful speakers on the topics you want to hear. Full details can be found here.
  • Guest hosts from both inside and outside our NHS
  • Dedicated festival zones including:
  • Welcome Tent
  • Main Stage
  • Dance Hall
  • Camp Fire

and other zones to explore...

You are also invited to the second NHS Virtual Pride, celebrating the end of Pride in the NHS Week, open to everyone!

NHS Virtual Pride

Event Time: 4-7pm (UK Time)

NHS Virtual Pride will be returning for a second year on 10 September between 4pm and 6pm, featuring parades by NHS organisations in their local communities hosted by drag performer recording artist and contestant of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Ginny Lemon, Kiki Queens Winner and iconic Birmingham drag performer Yshee Black, and award winning LGBTQ+ podcast presenters Benji & Brad’s My Big Gay Podcast.

NHS Virtual Pride will be the grand finale to NHS Pride Week, which will take place from 6-10 September.

To follow the event on Twitter please see: @people_nhs