In celebration of Pride Month, our LGBTQ+ society recently held an inspiring assembly titled “A Journey Through Pride”; highlighting key milestones that underscore the importance of acceptance and equality.

The assembly served as a powerful reminder of the progress made and the work still to be done in the pursuit of a more inclusive world.

We caught up with Rey, Year 12, to discuss the importance of Pride Month and why having an inclusive school community is so important.

What is the importance of pride month? 

Pride month holds great importance to the LGBTQ+ community; celebrating, reflecting and showing gratitude to those that have paved the way for a more equitable future, as well as those who continue to fight for LGBTQ+ rights, unapologetically being themselves.

What does it mean to be an LBGTQ+ ally? 

It’s being someone who can listen, learn and support the community. An ally should advocate equality, not just for one day a year, but for all 365!

What do we do at RMS to create a safe and secure environment for pupils?

In the past few years RMS has made immense effort to develop the school to be more inclusive; painting the pride progress flag to be seen when you enter the school; using terminology such as pupils instead of just girls and also including more information about LGBTQ+ relationships and history into lessons. All of this creates a very safe and secure environment for students to be themselves!