Vets stride out with Pride for the first time

Posted: 13 June 2016 at 2:05 pm


British Veterinary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group

Vets from across the UK will be formally part of the Pride in London Parade for the first time this year, when the recently formed British Veterinary BVLGBT group and supporters stride out with other Pride Parade groups on Saturday 25th June.

Vet Mat Hennessey started the group after noticing a medics banner at the Pride in London Parade last year and realising that there was a need for representation and support for the LGBT+ community amongst vets. BVLGBT+ is open to anyone who wants to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights within the veterinary professions, whether studying or working, and since its launch in late 2015 it already has 430 members. Officers of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) , including the President Sean Wensley, will join BVLGBT+ at the Parade.

Sean Wensley BVA President commented:

“BVA is proud to have supported BVLGBT+ in its inaugural year and to be walking with our LGBT+ colleagues in the Pride Parade. This is an important moment for the profession as a whole, as well as our LGBT+ colleagues, showing the world that the veterinary profession is one that is open, diverse and supportive.”