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Pride in Nursing

Celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity across the RCN

The RCN is an inclusive organisation representing a hugely diverse workforce. #PrideInNursing is all about celebrating diversity, equality and inclusion in nursing and our commitment to support LGBTQ+ members and our wider membership to support their LGBTQ+ colleagues. 

The nursing workforce has a huge role to play in creating inclusive health care settings, tackling health inequalities, and creating a fairer society for all. When workplaces are inclusive both staff, patients and residents benefit.

This year, we are supporting our members to celebrate #PrideInNursing. On this page you’ll find a range of resources, events and further reading to show your support for Pride and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning visibility. 
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Resources to download

Our downloadable resources give you everything you need to show your #PrideInNursing.

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RCN LGBTQ+ events

  • Pride in nursing rainbow flag with RCN logo 20 Jul 2024 Newcastle upon Tyne

    Northern Pride

    The Northumberland, Tyne and Wear branch will be attending Northern Pride in 2024. Keep an eye on this page for further information about signing up and getting involved.

  • Pride in nursing rainbow flag with RCN logo 21 Jul 2024

    Leeds Pride

    West Yorkshire branch will be attending Leeds Pride in 2024. Keep an eye on this page for further information about signing up and getting involved.

LGBTQ+ discussion and opinion



3 blog posts
  • Bruno Daniel Bruno Daniel 23 Jun 2023

    It's a matter of Pride

    RCN Diversity and Equalities Coordinator Bruno Daniel reflects on the importance of Pride month and the role of nursing staff in striving towards equality in their workplace and practice.

  • Bruno Daniel Bruno Daniel 17 May 2022

    Progressive health care that delivers for LGBTQ+ people

    RCN Diversity and Equalities Coordinator, Bruno Daniel reflects on the work still to do to make health care inclusive for all staff, patients and residents alike.

  • Lisa Cordery Lisa Cordery 30 Mar 2022

    Transgender Day of Visibility

    My story as a cis gender trans ally and nurse.