Celebrating PRIDE 2019
This year, we’re celebrating our members and employees who make PureGym a more diverse and vibrant place.
We truly believe that everyone deserves to be part of an environment that is inclusive and welcoming - and this just would not be possible without the people that make PureGym what it is.
More than a third or 35% of LGBT people in the UK have hidden that they are LGBT+ at work for fear of discrimination (Source: Stonewall). At PureGym we want to do our part to break down this barrier and to ensure that everyone at PureGym is free to be themselves. We will be featuring six PureGym team members who identify as LGBT+ and celebrate their unique journeys!
Seb, Assistant Gym Manager at London Clapham
"I AM UNIQUE. I FEEL PROUD TO BE LGBT+. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE I CAN BE MYSELF."
"I’m Seb and I’m from Sweden. I’ve been living in London for the past 5 years. I consider myself as a happy, outgoing and goofy person. I think it’s important to make everybody feel welcome and part of a team, not just in my job but in everyday life too.
Everyone is unique and everyone’s voice matters. No matter who you are and where you come from you can make a difference by speaking up and show that you care. Pride to me means accepting who you are and celebrating diversity. There are many people in the world who are afraid to show who they are so Pride is a great reminder to us all that it’s okay to be your true self. Make sure you believe in yourself and stay strong for what you believe in."
Next week we'll be sharing Katie's story so make sure to check back here to read all our team members' amazing stories!
COME JOIN US AT THE PRIDE EVENTS
Find us dancing and having a good time in the crowd at the following PRIDE parades in our teal Everybody Welcome shirts!
- London Pride – Saturday 6th July
- Brighton Pride – Saturday 3rd August
- Leeds Pride - Sunday 4th August
- Manchester – Saturday 24th August
We’d love to see you there and to celebrate with you!