On Monday 24th August, Speak Out held Guernsey’s first Youth Pride event. The plan was to hold a “Freedom Picnic” in the sunken gardens in St Peter Port. Sadly the weather was against us So we moved to the HUB floor and managed to still have a lovely picnic.
Speak Out is a group run for LGBT+ young people on the island and is led by their needs and wants. When the group was talking about ideas of things they would like for the future they came up with the idea of a picnic. They said they wanted cookies and lemonade so that is what we had! We then came up with the idea that even though cookies can all be different, they are still all just cookies, so then being inspired by Stonewall we created the “some cookies ….” posters.
The young people enjoyed the day and we aim to make an annual event out of the Freedom Picnic and hope to see it grow as an event to promote Equality and celebrate the diversity of the islands.