Show your heart with Pride
June's top picks and some top tips for celebrating Pride Month
June 08, 2022
June... that means one thing. Pride. A month to dial up the message on the importance of diversity and to celebrate what makes each of us remarkable and unique.
June is chosen as Pride Month in honour of the 1969 Stonewall riots and Pride events take place all across the country to honour the LGBTQIA+ community, past and present.
GoodGym is built on the foundation of amazing community spirit and we invite anyone to join, no matter your gender (or non-gender) and sexuality (or non-sexuality). We believe that we can all benefit and make an impact by doing good whilst getting fit.
What can we do this month (and beyond)?
Unsure of how to celebrate and support others this Pride Month? Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.
❤️ First and foremost, identify yourself as an ally to those around you. Knowing that you are a supporter of diversity and the LGBTQIA+ community can really help others to feel more comfortable and most importantly, themselves
🧡 Add your own pronouns to your GoodGym profile
💛 Running a session? Give the whole group the opportunity to state their pronouns when they say their name
💚 Celebrate! Attend a Pride event.
💙 Sign up for a Pride task session! Check the happenings page here to search for one near you
💜 Educate yourself by researching and watching LGBTQIA+ recommended media. This will help you not only understand new perspectives but also increase your understanding and empathy towards the community. Confused by pronouns? Now is the perfect time to learn more!
Why not visit Stonewall's YouTube channel here to find out more?
🖤 Support small, local queer businesses you might know of
🤎 Donate to a local or national LGBTQIA+ charity or organisation
LGBTQIA+ Community and GoodGym
CJ, a GoodGymer since 2017 and winner of the 2020 GoodGym Inspiring Individual Award, wrote about their experience with us. We are always so proud to read that our members feel so welcomed into our community.
Pride in myself, my work and the central team at GoodGym
Being the Comms and Marketing Manager for GoodGym means that I can write stories I am passionate about... Pride being one of them. Working on behalf of an extraordinary community like GoodGym from a marketing perspective allows me to see the heart and soul of the brand.
We all experience our own sense of identity, in many ways and, for me, Pride Month is a time where we can celebrate the unity of accepting and loving each other but also at the same time champion what makes us so individual.
Having only been working for GoodGym a couple of months, I wanted to share my own thoughts about GoodGym when it comes to my identity and sexuality as a bi woman.
LGBTQIA+ GoodGym Events in June
Portsmouth - Portsmouth Pride Parade
Chelmsford - Essex Pride
Tower Hamlets - GoodGym X London Frontrunners: Saturday morning run + social
Bromley - Pre-Pride Gardening Session @ Cator Park
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