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Join us at Legal Pride 2016

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Following the success of the legal industry at this years London pride, The Law Society is teaming up with Cilex to go to Cardiff and Manchester Pride this year. We are committed to supporting LGBT legal professional and clients all over the UK, and we'd like to invite you to join us and show that support by marching with us.

The legal bodies taking part are:

Bar CouncilBar Lesbian and Gay GroupCILEX
Interlaw Diversity ForumJunior Lawyers DivisionFreeBar

2 ways to get involved

1. Join us in Cardiff

Friday 12 August

Come to the free pre-parade screening of Pride the film. We'll be putting on drinks and food. It will be an opportunity to pick up your Pride T-Shirt and kick off the celebration with your fellow marchers. 

Saturday 13 August- Parade day

You are welcome to join us for  pre-pride continental breakfast at New Law at 9am. Here you can pick up your placards, banners, whistles and stickers. The parade will start at 11am just outside the New Law building. 

To register and let us know you are joining, please email the following address legalpride@lawsociety.org.uk. Let's us know that you'd like to attend Cardiff pride, and if you would like to attend all, or some of the film, breakfast and parade.

Looking forward to marching with you. 

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.