Stockport Liberal Democrats proud to fly the Progress Pride flag

Friday, 17th May 2024 is International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and so there is no better day for the Stockport Liberal Democrats to reaffirm that we are proud allies of our LGBTQIA+ community.

We’re acutely aware that many in public life have made the deliberate decision to conduct campaigns that have the purpose of creating division and discrimination directly targeted at the LGBTQIA+ community. This only encourages wider discrimination and violence to a marginalised community in already challenging times. That’s why we want to reaffirm our support for this part of our community, their rights and our commitment to being a welcoming and inclusive borough for all.

Cllr Frankie Singleton, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Sport stated her support: “Being a ’Fair and Inclusive’ borough goes well beyond party politics.  I want all LGBTQIA+ residents and council colleagues to know that they are seen and valued. There’s no room here for division, ‘othering’ and discrimination.”

Cllr Jilly Julian, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources added: “Every Stockport resident, business and colleague is a valued and unique part of our community.  The fantastic contribution of our vibrant LGBTQIA+ community is a vital part of what makes Stockport a great place to be, and no-one has the right to diminish that with fear or hate.”

Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Council said “The Conservative Government have decided that it wants to make the rights of human beings into a culture war issue, the Liberal Democrats are clear both nationally and locally on our stance- Biphobia, Transphobia and Homophobia are unacceptable. The fight for the rights of these communities is ongoing and there is no room for complacency, we are proud to fly the Progress Pride flag on our Town Hall today.”

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