2 Jul 2010

GREEN MEP CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT AT PRIDE LONDON

GREEN MEP CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT AT PRIDE LONDON

Jean Lambert, London’s Green Party MEP, will join over one million people
expected at Pride London 2010 this Saturday, July 3rd, to celebrate 40 years
since the founding of the Gay Liberation Front [1].

Speaking ahead of the Pride London parade [2], Jean Lambert MEP commented:
“I am proud to support this important celebration of equality, diversity and
freedom for all. It is a great opportunity to showcase the achievements of
the LGBT community, while also pay homage to a city which allows you to be
whoever it is you want to be, regardless of your sexuality.

“Of course, events such as Pride London would not be possible if it wasn’t
for the courageous, ambitious and revolutionary work of the Gay Liberation
Front and other such organisations. And this year we celebrate 40 years
since the founding of this ground-breaking organisation and the freedom it
has afforded the LGBT community.

“However, we must not be complacent about fighting for equal rights for
all. In many countries across Europe people still face discrimination and
abuse as a result of their sexual orientation.

“What we need now is for political leaders at EU and national level to take
a firm stance against homophobia and discrimination against LGBT individuals
to help create a positive shift in public attitudes and behaviour.”

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