Residents from Hounslow’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans)+ community are being invited to be part of one of the UK’s largest celebration of LGBT+ life – Pride in London.
Published: Monday, 11th June 2018
The annual event, which this year takes place on Saturday 7 July, will parade through the heart of central London raising awareness of LBGT+ rights, freedoms and diversity.
For the first time in Hounslow’s history, there are limited number of parade places for residents to be at the heart of the action. The Rainbow Boroughs entry to the Pride march will bring together representatives from across London who may not otherwise be represented at Pride in London.
The Rainbow Boroughs Project was established by the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign (named after the combined dates of the London nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which took place on the 17, 24 and 30 April 1999), which tackles hate crime in all its forms.
Those representing Hounslow will have the opportunity to shape the borough’s entry with their representation of what being LGBT+ means to them.
Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce, said: “Hounslow’s diverse community sees people live side-by-side and get on well together. We have zero-tolerance towards hate crime and have a dedicated hate crime and violence against women and girls officer.
“This year, don’t be an onlooker, be part of one of London’s most colourful and vibrant events and put yourself at the heart of Pride.”
To take part in Pride in London, come along to an open meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 20 June at Hounslow Youth Centre, Kingsley Road, TW3 1QA. If you can’t attend the meeting but would like to participate in the event email Keryn Jalli or call on 020 8583 2582 for more information.