Pride Discussion Group

Pride Discussion Group

  • 30
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  • Embrace Identity
  • Keep Learning
  • Time Together

What you need

  1. An empty box (you might like to paint it with Pride rainbow colours)
  2. A set of questions written on individual cards or pieces of paper 


June is Pride Month! It’s all about coming together in love and friendship to mark and celebrate how far LGBTQIA+ rights have come. It’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and make all residents feel included and welcome,

(If you didn’t know, Pride stands for promote, respect, inclusion, and dignity for everyone. And LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual)

This vibrant month is a great time to open discussions about pride, respect and dignity – and what these mean to people. You can use our questions to bring about a lively conversation, which will hopefully bring up a range of memories. The key is to be supportive and sensitive, and to give people the space to express their feelings. 

This activity is ideal for a group of up to 4 people, so there’s enough time for each person to explore each question.

The Activity

Preparation before the activity…

Write each of these questions on individual pieces of paper and place in the box:

  1. What does Pride mean to you?
  2. What are you proud of about yourself?
  3. Who else do you feel proud of?
  4. What does respect mean to you?
  5. Who do you most respect and why?
  6. How does someone earn your respect?
  7. What does dignity mean to you?
  8. Why is dignity so important?
  9. What does equality mean to you?
  10. Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve not felt equal?

You’re more than welcome to add your own questions too!

Now for the activity with the group…

  1. Gather the group in a small private room
  2. Introduce Pride Month and explain what it means
  3. Ask 1 person in the group to pick a question from the box, and answer it
  4. Once finished, invite them to pass the same question to the next person
  5. Make sure you give people enough time to answer, as some answers could take a little while
  6. You don’t have to answer all the questions in the box (2 or 3 may be enough) – this will allow people to not feel rushed
  7. Keep going until the end of the session or when you sense that people have had enough
  8. Now take a moment to relax with a cup of tea and chat about what the rest of the day looks like – this will help signal the end of the session