National Student Pride 2017!

 

It’s Time We Spoke About LGBT+ Sex - ALL The Cheeky Titillating Details

"National Student Pride, now in its 12th year, is back in London. Once again focusing around their daytime festival on Saturday 25th February 2017 at the University of Westminster’s Marylebone campus, over 1600 LGBT students from across the UK will be taking part in a weekend of festivities from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February."

"The evening entertainment will be hosted by the infamous G-A-Y night clubs, culminating with a party at G-A-Y Heaven whose phenomenal performances from the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding continue to set national entertainment headlines."

"As one of the most popular night’s of the year at the club, they are expecting yet again, to have a queue just as long as Kylie’s performances."

 

'National Student Pride Says'

WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR?

Our core 2016 theme, the difficult, but vital discussion of Mental Health showed that despite

2017 being the year the UK celebrates the important 50-year milestone since gay sex was decriminalised between consenting men over the age of 21 years - LGBT acceptance has far to go.

A host of LGBT personalities spoke on our panel debates, including Will Young on his addiction to porn, Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts on the radio industry suppressing sexuality on air and Union J’s Jaymi Hensley on music industry officials insisting coming out would not help their careers.

The discussion on stage showed time and again, a large part of the struggle young people have in coming to terms with their sexual and gender identity, is wrapped up in the British taboo of not talking about sex.

THIS YEARS THEME - #LETSTALKABOUTSEX

That’s why this year, we’ll be putting Sexual Education at the core of our event  blasting the cupboard doors open and putting the bedroom front and centre.

From love and relationships to the rising levels of HIV, racism in the LGBT community and how apps are vastly changing the sexual landscape of a community that has long been seen as one that embraces sexual freedom - along with so much more.

Our daytime event will be starting a national conversation about sex. It will be looking towards the Education Secretary Justine Greening, whose office has this month said the time is right “o look again at how schools deliver high-quality personal, social, health and economic education including sex and relationship education”.

In a year that saw the largest mass killing in America at Pulse in Orlando, with reports suggesting that the attack was driven by the toxic shame of his sexuality, we want every LGBT child should grow up knowing they are truly welcome in society.

We’ll call for sex education to include all narratives, beyond the reproductive to safe same sex, body image and in a month yet another sex scandal has rocked the national institution of football - we look to consent being at the forefront of our conversation.

Chair of National Student Pride Emma Costello said, “After 50 years since the legalization of gay sex, it’s time we truly took seriously the power that sex and relationship education has.

The government has an opportunity to liberate the young generation it says it champions by lifting the toxic shame barrier thrust upon LGBT people who grow up in a world where our rights are protected, but being LGBT is still not embraced as something normal which, the life affirming power of the word should not be understated.”

There is going to be so much going on and happening during this event, you're not going to want to miss this one! For more information, have a look at the website: http://www.studentpride.co.uk/

If you've already decided you would like to go, you can purchase your tickets here: http://www.studentpride.co.uk/tickets

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