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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Jean on Pride in London 2018: ‘Today we stand in solidarity, because Pride Matters’

6 July 2018

Up to one million people are expected to take to the streets in central London today to mark Pride 2018.

Jean Lambert, London’s Green MEP, has recorded a message of solidarity with the LGBTIQA+ community, stating:

“It’s wonderful to see so many people on the streets of London today to celebrate Pride. But it is tragic that there are so many parts of the world where this would not be possible.

Our diversity, the freedom for people to be themselves, is one of the things that makes this a great city. And we’ve come a long way in terms of LGBTQI rights here. But the sad reality is that many people, in so many parts of the world, still face prejudice because of their identity, sexuality or gender and of course that’s still the case for some here in the UK.

We can never take our rights and freedoms for granted. But today we say enough is enough. We stand proud, we stand in solidarity, and we celebrate in style because we all know that Pride Matters.”