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

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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:

 

 

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