Birmingham Pride Parade 2024

Join the University community and the Guild of Students in celebrating and championing LGBTQ+ equality at the Birmingham Pride Parade 2024

The Birmingham Pride Parade will take place on the 25 May and you are warmly invited to join the University community in marching with the UNIfied at Pride contingent and demonstrate our support to LGBTQ+ equality in Higher Education. 

UNIfied at Pride Parade Contingent

A group of people at Pride 2022 with lots of colourful balloons and banner that says 'Unified at Pride'

Birmingham Pride brings together each year tens of thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community, family and friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of LGBTQ+ equality. The University of Birmingham partnered with six local institutions (Aston University, Birmingham City University, Birmingham Newman University, University College Birmingham, University of Law and University of Wolverhampton) 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 600 members of the UoB community turned out in 2023, we are calling on all students and staff to take part in one of the UoB parade teams at this year’s Pride parade.

Our parade team participants will have access to The Exchange's indoor rest area and will be provided with a bottled water. Additionally, The Exchange has washroom facilities, as well as  gender neutral toilet, baby changing room, changing room facilities for members who wish to change their outfits, and quiet space for neurodivergent participants and colleagues. Participants are requested to arrive at The Exchange between 10:30am to 11:15am on the day. The University will also have a stall at the Smithfield Live Party space on Saturday, up to 5pm.

Registration links for joining one of the UoB parade teams for students, staff and the wider community:

University of Birmingham and Guild of Students joint team
Colleage of Arts and Law team
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences team
College of Social Sciences team
Rainbow Network team
University Graduate School and UGS Scholars

UoB at the Smithfield Live – Birmingham Pride

If you are joining the festivities at the Smithfield Live space (ticketed area) on Saturday (25 May) 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.

The Big Free Community event

The Big Free Community event takes place on Friday 24 May, at Smithfield Live and features Candlelit Vigil, Keynote Speakers, Live Performances, Live Music, Community Stalls, Food Stalls and Queer, local artists. Further information can be found on the event's page