June is here, and it’s time to celebrate Pride! Somerset is joining the global movement to honor the LGBTQ+ community, their resilience, and their ongoing fight for equality. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or simply believe in a more inclusive society, there are plenty of resources and events to engage with and show your support.

Pride Events

The Pride Shop has compiled a Pride calendar for 2023. You can find the calendar at PRIDE CALENDAR 2023, which highlights various Pride events, dates, and locations.

This year’s Taunton Pride promises to be an unforgettable experience, filled with exciting activities and performances. Whether you’re attending for the first time or have been a long-standing supporter, mark your calendars for the date 22 July! The organizers have planned a range of events, including colourful parades, live music, thought-provoking talks, and much more.

2BU Somerset – Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

In Somerset, 2BU Somerset plays an important role in providing support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 11 to 18. Their mission is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can freely express themselves, form connections, and access valuable resources. If you or someone you know could benefit from the services provided by 2BU Somerset, be sure to visit their website at Home | 2BU Somerset (2bu-somerset.co.uk)

Understanding Relationships and Sexuality 

Understanding relationships and sexuality is important for everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community. Change People offers an easy-to-read guide on LGBTQ+ topics. Access the guide at CHANGE – Projects – Learning Disability to gain valuable insights and information.

Mencap, a leading UK charity, provides valuable advice and support in this area. You can explore their resources at Relationships and Sex and Learning Disability | Mencap These resources offer guidance on topics such as relationships, consent, sexual health, and communication.

Watch the video below to learn more about identity, gender and sexuality:



Somerset council logo with picture of flying Pride flag

About this article

June 22, 2023

Molly Venn