Join the University and the Guild of Students in celebrating and championing LGBTQ+ equality in Birmingham City Centre and Gay Village at Birmingham Pride 2023.
Saturday 27 May 2023.
Birmingham Pride brings together tens of thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community, friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of LGBTQ+ equality over the weekend of 27 and 28 May.
In 2023, the University of Birmingham community will be marching at the Birmingham Pride Parade and the University’s stall will also be staged at the Village Street Party on the Saturday.
UNIfied at Pride Parade Contingent
The University of Birmingham partnered with six local institutions to form the sectoral contingent at the Birmingham Pride Parade to demonstrate our joint commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusivity in higher education. After record numbers of over 500 members of the UoB community turned out in 2022, we are calling on all students to take part in one of the UoB parade teams at this year’s pride parade. Our parade team participants will have access to an indoor rest area with bottled water and washroom facilities before the start of the parade. Participants are requested to arrive at the UoB check-in desks between 10:30am to 11:15am on the day.
Registration links for joining one of the UoB parade teams for students and the wider community:
University of Birmingham and Guild of Students joint team
LGBTQ+ Association and oSTEM
College of Social Sciences
University Graduate School
Medical and Dental School
College of Arts and Law
UoB at the Village Street Party
If you are joining the festivities at the Village Street Party (ticketed area) on Saturday afternoon, why not pop by the UoB stall to say hello to our student and staff volunteers, pick up some UoB branded LGBTQ+ merchandise, or take a short break on our deck chairs.
Free Birmingham Pride
Birmingham Pride also offers a free community event with live music and a candlelit vigil at the main pride site on Friday 26 May. You can claim your free ticket via the Birmingham Pride website. You can also join 75,000 spectators lining the streets of Birmingham city centre to see the Birmingham Pride Parade on Saturday. Do not forget to cheer and wave at the UoB parade teams though!