While events may be on hold this summer, the spirit of celebration isn’t!
We’re feeling the love for LGBTQ+ communities by remembering some of the best moments from Pride events that we supported across our route last summer.
Then why not share with us how you’re celebrating this year – because there’s never been a more important time for togetherness.
Let’s remember the magic!
We asked some of the Pride’s from around our route for their best Pride moments, starting with our own!
“Our favourite Pride memory has to be our very first Pride parade as LNER of the summer at York Pride 2019. We were accompanied by team CALM and over 25 people from across our business who’d travelled from all over.
Even though it rained all day, it certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, with people of all ages lining the streets to show their support and cheer on the parade! It was really heart-warming to see and the atmosphere was just incredible.”
LNER Communities Team
CALM X PRIDE
We’re proud partners of CALM – a charity dedicated to supporting mental health – and their work has never been more important. For Pride month, they’re creating supportive content for LGBTQ+ communities which we’d love you learn more about and donate towards. A few words from CALM:
“LGBTQ+ communities are more likely to suffer with their mental wellbeing and to consider taking their own lives, and that’s not ok. CALM believes everyone should be able to ask for the support they need, no matter who they are, where they’re from and whatever their background. That’s why we’re CALM and Proud.
We attend Pride, and let’s be honest have a bloody good time while doing so, and work alongside prominent LGBTQ+ ambassadors and organisations to ensure as many people as possible are aware of CALM’s life-saving helpline and webchat.
This year we can’t be at Pride in person, but we’re still here, as always, to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community.”
Can’t wait for next year’s Pride? Nor can we!
We’re giving you the chance to win a £100 LNER eVoucher, which will be added to your LNER account, so you can travel to next year’s celebrations.