Peter Kyle, the new Labour MP for Hove & Portslade will be marching with the Labour Group on the Pride Community Parade, Carnival of Diversity on Saturday, August 1.
Mr Kyle, said: “As Hove’s first openly gay MP I’m proud to be able to represent the LGBT communities and show how far we have come and what we can achieve. I’m over-the-moon to be in a position to be able to be a loud and effective voice for all sections of the community and I will endeavor to continue to push forward boundaries and show the next generation that nothing is impossible. Enjoy Pride weekend – I hope it’s the best one yet.”
Nationally Labour is committed to strengthening the law on homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime, tackling bullying in schools and working towards the decriminalisation of homosexuality worldwide.
Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, added: “Under my leadership the city council will celebrate the LGBT contribution to the city year round, and work on ensuring all are safe, respected and included. Have a great Pride weekend and thanks to all those who make the weekend such a success.”
Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party say Brighton Pride is a special event in their annual calendar and an opportunity each year to remind people of Labour’s record on fighting for equality and discrimination.
Nancy Platts, Chair of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party, said: “I’m proud to join the Pride parade and my thoughts are with the LGBT communities in other parts of the world, where they are unable to enjoy the freedom to openly express their love and still have to win the fight for equal rights.”
The Brighton Pride Community Parade will set off at 11am on Saturday, August 1, from the Peace Statue on Hove Lawns and travel east along Kings Road, north up West Street, east along North Street and north along London Road to Preston Park.
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