Ambulance staff all set for Birmingham Pride

Thursday 23rd May 2019 – 11.00am – Daniel Rundle.

Over 80 staff, volunteers and students from West Midlands Ambulance Service will be marching in this year’s Pride parade in Birmingham to show support for the LGBT community.

The Trust will be joined by West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service at midday on Saturday 25th May to take part in the parade. As with previous years, the Trust is also being joined by staff from other ambulance services from across the country as part of the National Ambulance LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Network.

The theme of this year’s pride festival is ‘Love Out Loud’ and is a celebration of the right to love both other people and ourselves in a world where oppression of the LGBT community is still present.

Ash Deakins, Paramedic and Chair of the Trust’s Proud@WMAS network, said: “Attending this event enables the ambulance service to better represent the community that we serve and demonstrate the service as an employer that celebrates inclusivity and diversity within its workforce.

“We are thrilled that the number of people from the service who have registered their interest in attending has far exceeded that of last year. I’d encourage anyone who is attending Pride on Saturday to come and cheer us along at the parade and we look forward to meeting you there.”

To see what our Proud@WMAS team get up to during Pride on Saturday, head over to Twitter and follow @wmasLGBT.

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