Staff and residents at a Wisbech care home have been celebrating Pride Month as part of their aim to ensure everyone can “feel included within our home”.
Rose Lodge care home have been creating decorations, decorating their home with rainbows, and enjoying the colourful celebrations from around the world.
Care home manager Meg Jones said: “Lots of the festivities from different parts of the UK and from around the world are available to watch online and residents have had a fantastic time experiencing the different parades and carnivals on offer.”
She said that Pride Month takes place from June 1 to June 30 each year as a way to recognise the influence LGBTQ+ people have around the world.
June was chosen because that is when the Stonewall Riots took place back in 1969.
“Known as the ‘Mother of Pride’, it was Brenda Howard who coordinated the first LGBT Pride March, as well as sparking the idea for a week of events around Pride Day,” she said.
“These events then developed into the annual LGBTQ+ celebrations held every June”
Meg added: “Our residents love to watch all kinds of different shows and performances, so the diversity offered by Pride Month has been perfect.
“We want all of our residents, staff and visitors to feel included within our home and it has been wonderful to see so many of us dressed up in wonderful colours and outfits”
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