Love happens Here

This years’ theme is that “love happens here” and in this case, it certainly does as we witness the London’s biggest and most vibrant Pride festival ever!

Newham College’s LGBT+ Committee paraded through heart of the city at London Pride last weekend to support students and colleagues. The group included committee leaders, Olivia Besly, Clive Ansell and Dan Thomson, as well as a number of straight allies and friends of the members.

The College has been involved in the Pride march for the past five years and has been a rigorous supporter of the LGBT+ charity, Stonewall, who acknowledged Newham College as being amongst the top 100 employers for LGBT+ equality in the UK.

Founder of the Newham College LGBT+ Committee, Olivia Besly commented:

“We are all very proud to be involved. It is important for the committee to be visible and to demonstrate our commitment to LGBT+ equality in the College and wider community.”

Newham College LGBT Committee
Newham College LGBT+ Committee and straight allies stand together at London Pride 2017.

2017 has been a notable year for the LGBT+ Committee who has organised and lead several successful key community events including the most recent breakfast event which hosted the head of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt and Newham councillor, Rachel Tripp.


Join the committee and participate in events and meetings or, become a straight ally and support your friends, family and students.

For more information on how you can help, contact:-

Olivia Besly Head of the LGBT+ Committee and Director of Human Resources Newham College

Olivia Besly is Head of the LGBT+ Committee and Director of Human Resources at Newham College. Contact Olivia on: / 020 8527 4262.

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