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Join us at Legal Pride 2016

Pride rainbow

This year, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) diversity in the legal profession is being celebrated under the banner 'All are equal under the law' and law firms are getting involved in the Pride in London Parade.

The Law Society chief executive, Catherine Dixon, and Law Society president, Jonathan Smithers, are leading the legal sector representatives at this year's event.

The legal bodies taking part are:

Bar CouncilBar Lesbian and Gay GroupCILEX
Interlaw Diversity ForumJunior Lawyers DivisionFreeBar

How can I get involved?

1. Join us for the parade

Friday 24 June
Come to the free pre-parade drinks reception at the 113 Restaurant and Bar at Chancery Lane from 18:00-20:00. 

Saturday 25 June - Parade day
Meet us at 12:00 to collect your free t-shirt and banner. The meeting point is at the corner of Hallam Street and Devonshire street:

 

After the parade, join us for a free post-parade party at Walkers of Whitehall

Register - email your details to legalpride@lawsociety.org.uk


2. Tweet your selfie

We're asking the legal profession to tweet a selfie between 6 June and 25 June (the day of the parade) using the hashtag #lawwithnofilter.

We want members to support our stance that all are equal under the law and no one should have to live their life pretending to be someone they're not. This ties in with this year's Pride in London theme of #nofilter.

What's a selfie? A selfie is a self-portrait, usually taken at arm's length or taken by someone else, using your smart phone.

We want you to take a selfie, holding something that tells us your name, job title, and how you identify with or support LGBT.

For example, here's Christopher. He holds up his piece of paper, takes his selfie and shares it on Twitter:

An example of a selfie by Christopher

All expressions of identity are welcome, including 'straight ally'. Do remember to use the #lawwithnofilter hashtag - let's make it trend!

 

For more information, contact Sarah Crowe on Sarah.Crowe@LawSociety.org.uk.