The rainbow flag is flying high at Ealing Town Hall to celebrate half a century of Pride in London.
To support and to celebrate Pride in London, the leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Peter Mason and deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, Councillor Deirdre Costigan raised the rainbow flag above Ealing Town Hall. They were joined by members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, councillors and the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Mohinder Kaur Midha.
The Pride in London Parade is taking place on Saturday, 2 July, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. It is the biggest LGBT+ parade in the UK, with thousands of people travelling the route either by foot or on floats.
Ealing Council leader, Councillor Peter Mason, said: “This year is the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride event and June is Pride Month. It’s a chance to celebrate the history of LGBTQ+ people in the UK and acknowledge the positive changes that have taken place in terms of LGBTQ+ rights but also to remember the positive contributions LGBTQ+ people have made, and continue to make, every day.”
Councillor Costigan added: “As a council we would like to wish all our LGBTQ+ staff and residents a fantastic pride month. We are committed to making Ealing a positive and welcoming place for all LGBTQ+ people, their friends and supporters.”
It is an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate their diversity and equality while continuing to fight for an end to the discrimination and violence that remains a reality for many.