History was made on 25 June as the veterinary professions joined the Pride In London Parade for the first time.

BVLGBT+
Vets made history by participating in the Pride in London Parade.

About 80 members of the British Veterinary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (BVLGBT+) group took to the capital’s streets.

BVA president Sean Wensley and BVNA president Sam Morgan were also in attendance.

Fighting discrimination

A brunch was held at the BVA’s offices, where chairman of the group, Mat Hennessey, gave a speech about the importance of Pride events in fighting discrimination – especially with respect to recent events in Orlando, Florida.

The parade itself, meanwhile, was a riot of celebration, colour and fun.

A BVLGBT+ group spokesman said: “It was incredibly uplifting and heartening to be cheered on by so many people along the parade route – many of whom seemed particularly excited to see the veterinary professions represented.

Thank yous

The spokesman added: “We would like to thank our sponsors – Veterinary Times, Purina, Virbac, Goddard Veterinary Group and the BVA – for their support.”

On the day, Mr Wensley shared the following tweet:

 

 

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz

related content

Animal health and welfare issues have been placed on a prime political platform, with the issues featuring heavily in the main political party manifestos.

4 mins

One of the UK’s most isolated vets is offering colleagues the chance to experience practice life – island style. Vets, student vets and RVNs can undertake a week-long voluntary placement on the Isles of Scilly.

5 mins

Not a penny of Scotland’s £2 billion agri-food output could be realised without vets, according to BVA president Gudrun Ravetz.

2 mins

Pets in County Durham can get pampered for free this month as a Consett veterinary practice is offering complimentary nail clipping and dental checks to help raise awareness of mental health in the profession.

4 mins

Session at the Animal Welfare Foundation Discussion Forum in London on 5 June will look at whether social media and packed diaries are compatible with responsible pet ownership.

4 mins

Chanticleer discusses the merits of a circular economy in his latest column for Veterinary Times.

13 mins