Simon Kirby, MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven has issued a Christmas message wishing all Gscene readers a Happy Chrismas and Prosperous New Year.
The message reads:
“As 2012 draws to a close I wanted to take this opportunity to wish Gscene readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
“2012 has seen significant progress on LGBT issues, with the recent announcement that the Government will legislate to bring in equal marriage. I am fully supportive of this moves and have been heavily involved in supporting the Minister for Equalities on this issue.
“Locally I was delighted to take part in the 2012 Equality Walk and to welcome James Ledward, editor of Gscene, to 10 Downing Street to meet with the Prime Minister.
“Brighton Kemptown is an incredibly special place, and one of the reasons Brighton is such a wonderful city and I was therefore happy to speak at a meeting organised by local residents to discuss ‘community safety’ in the St James’s Street area.
“I remain Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS and took an HIV test to help raise awareness of National HIV testing week.
“Please be assured I will continue to take a close interest in LGBT issues in 2013.
“Best wishes for the festive period.”
Simon Kirby MP
Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown