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Nick Clegg's Pride Message

July 2, 2010 9:42 PM
Nick Clegg speaking at London Pride in 2008

Nick Clegg speaking at London Pride in 2008

Here is the message of support from Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg MP to tomorrow's London Pride:

Pride London is a special event with a proud tradition of 40 years - fighting, working and protesting for change, for recognition, for equality.

The Liberal Democrats are passionate supporters of equality for the LGBT community and strong supporters of Pride London. That's why we have been clear on opposing Section 28, supporting equal adoption rights, promoting civil partnerships, pushing for gay marriage, working against homophobic bullying and banning discrimination in the workplace.

I'm especially proud that the in the new Government it is Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone who is the new Minister for Equalities. In Lynne you have an effective champion who will work for equality for all.

Each year Pride seems to get even better and so it's genuinely a happy ruby anniversary on Pride's 40th Year.

With all best wishes

Nick Clegg