LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Support for single parents
If you’re a single parent looking for support or advice, find out more about One Parent Families Scotland’s local services.
The Lone Parent Helpline and webchat is available weekdays from 9.30-4pm. Just call 0808 801 0323.
More support for LGBTQ families
You might also find it useful to check out LGBT Health and Wellbeing and their Rainbow Families events and resources for LGBTQ parents.
OPFS celebrates Pride 2022
Here at OPFS it is of paramount importance that we ensure that we are reaching out and being inclusive of all single parents in Scotland.
Each year, around the world, June is Pride month which means there is a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and advocate for equal rights.
The history of Pride dates back to 1969 when on 28th June, during a raid on a gay bar in New York, over 200 people resisted arrest, leading to a three-day riot. Celebrations began the next year, on the anniversary of the riots.
In 1972, the United Kingdom’s first Gay Pride Rally saw 2,000 people march from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park. By the 1990s, the event had spread throughout the UK, with major Pride events in Manchester and Brighton as well as Euro pride in London, which attracted over 100,000 people.
We, at OPFS, are proud to celebrate with you this June 2022.
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