Pride Month is an annual vibrant celebration that takes place every June to commemorate the history, culture, and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. It is a time to reflect on progress made, while acknowledging the challenges the community still faces in achieving equal treatment and how individuals in society can strive for a more inclusive environment.
We recently spoke to Judge Sarah Johnston, Deputy Chamber President, First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health), about her experience as a LGBTQ+ judge. In the interview, the judge shares what Pride Month means to her on a personal level and talks about the support received from peers and colleagues throughout her career.
Judge Johnston also discusses role models in the community, whose courage has helped break down barriers and inspired others to stand against discrimination. She says, “It is people like this who have made it possible for people like me get jobs without being questioned about our sexuality.”