Local Liberal Democrats were out in force celebrating the third annual Pride event in Stockport.
Speaking afterwards, Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Stockport Council, said: “It was fantastic to be able to join everyone in this annual celebration of diversity, which marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the modern LGBT+ movement in New York. Stockport Pride has quickly become a very popular fixture in the calendar and I was delighted to see so many Lib Dem colleagues enjoying such a wonderful atmosphere.”
Cllr Lisa Smart, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader, added: “As Liberal Democrats, championing the rights of all groups is in our DNA and it has been great to see Stockport Pride go from strength to strength over the past three years. The progress made in LGBT+ rights over recent decades has been tremendous but the community still faces many inequalities, especially in terms of mental health and bullying, and we will continue to champion this cause.”