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.
Speaking ahead of the Pride London parade, 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.”