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Kemptown MP to walk for equality

Besi Besemar April 9, 2014

Simon Kirby, the MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, will be taking part in the annual Brighton Equality Walk, in support of Stonewall the LGB equality charity on May 11.

Simon Kirby, MP
Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven

It will be the fifth time that Simon has taken part in the Equality Walk which this year also marks the 25th Anniversary of Stonewall who over the years have successfully campaigned for the equalisation of the age of consent, the lifting of the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the military, and for securing legislation to allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

This year’s Equality Walk will be raising money to help stamp out homophobic language in schools, and to help all children reach their full potential by feeling safe and comfortable in their classrooms.

Simon said: “Stonewall does so much for the rights of the LGBT community and I am pleased to again lend my support for this event. Any form of bullying is unacceptable and I hope this event will help make a real difference for children up and down the country.

“I am proud to be taking part in the Equality Walk again this year, and I congratulate Stonewall on reaching its 25th birthday. I know the money raised will go towards continuing the great work that Stonewall does for all those in the LGBT community, both young and old.”

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