Oxfam Shops Celebrate Pride
This Pride month, lots of Oxfam shops around the country are celebrating with wonderful window displays - many featuring books by LGBTQIA+ writers.
You can also check out Oxfam's Pride collection. Proceeds will go to projects and partners around the world supporting LGBTQIA+ people.
Oxfam GB is standing with the LGBTQIA+ community as they continue to be under attack in many places around the world.
Building back from the pandemic, let’s push for a better world where all people are accepted, and all voices are heard, as we work for a fairer and safer future without poverty.
This is why supporting LGBTQIA+ people in our work is essential. For example, in Laos, Oxfam is working with local activist partners to build a culture of respect for the fundamental rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. And in Lebanon we’re working with the LGBTQIA+ community and local partners to ensure their needs are considered as they build back from the pandemic and the devastating Beirut blast.
We believe everyone should be treated fairly – regardless of sexuality, gender identity, race, religion, physical ability and ethnicity.
I wanted something more than love, things have changed over the years, I wanted it to be more than just hearts and love, but more to do with respect. Trans, Non Binary, Gender Fluid, Asexual, Aromantic and many others still struggle with simple things like having to explain who they are because there is so little representation in comparison to cis heterosexuals. We've made a lot of progress, and I look forward to seeing how things continue to get better and better in not just the LGBTQIA+ community but with everyone.”
Hannah Hendry, Shop Manager, Oxfam Bookshop Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
It looks like this all the year round! We’re sandwiched in between gift shops, coffee shops and trendy home shops, so I try to make our shop stand out as best I can. Plus we’re bang in the middle of the main tourist shopping area of Brighton. So another reason for us to be memorable. Lots of people ask if they can take photos of the shop and the feedback we get is really positive.”
Scott Woolgar, Shop Manager, Oxfam Brighton Bookshop
We wanted a colourful inviting window that recognised Pride month. Lynn, a volunteer, put it together. She made the flowers from old plastic bags 🙂”
Annette Naylor, Shop Manager, Oxfam Shop Rustington
I was a little unsure about how well a Pride window would be received, but I've noticed lots of people stopping outside the shop to read the messages on the glass, so I'm pleased that it's getting attention and interest”
Jen Peake, Shop Manager, Oxfam Shop Alferton.