PM backs Pride 2014

PM backs Pride 2014

PM backs Pride 2014

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LEADING politicians have given their support to this year’s Brighton Pride.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband joined Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas in giving their best wishes to revellers preparing for the weekend’s celebrations.

The political heavyweights praised organisers and volunteers for their hard work with highlights to include the World’s Disco community parade starting in Marine Parade, the Party in the Park and the Pride Village Party in St James’s Street.

Mr Cameron said: “It is a fantastic celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its contribution to the diversity and vibrancy of Brighton and Hove.

“I would like to send my congratulations to the organisers and volunteers for their efforts in co-ordinating Pride Brighton and Hove 2014 and wish everyone attending the very best for a happy and successful event.”

Mr Miliband said: “Brighton and Hove is a fantastic city and Pride is the moment when we see it in its great diversity, its tolerance and its celebration of equality.

“And this year there is a lot to celebrate, a celebration of the passage of equal marriage through Parliament which is enabling people right around the country and in Brighton to get married, to marry the people they love.”

Ms Lucas added: “It’s a highlight of the cultural calendar in the city, it’s a feature that everybody looks forward to and in so many ways really, it’s a symbol of what makes Brighton so special.

“It’s about tolerance and diversity and it sums up the city’s fierce commitment to justice and equality.”

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11:30am Tue 29 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Neither Cameron nor Miller-band would be seen dead at any Pride events.
Neither Cameron nor Miller-band would be seen dead at any Pride events. stevo!!
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11:48am Tue 29 Jul 14

whatevernext2013 says...

stevo!! wrote:
Neither Cameron nor Miller-band would be seen dead at any Pride events.
but what a wake it would be if either one were found dead at pride ,the papers would have a field day
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Neither Cameron nor Miller-band would be seen dead at any Pride events.[/p][/quote]but what a wake it would be if either one were found dead at pride ,the papers would have a field day whatevernext2013
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1:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Neither Cameron nor Miller-band would be seen dead at any Pride events.
but what a wake it would be if either one were found dead at pride ,the papers would have a field day
Yes, especially if it were with an unusual object inside their rectum.
All insincere - just going after the gay vote.
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: Neither Cameron nor Miller-band would be seen dead at any Pride events.[/p][/quote]but what a wake it would be if either one were found dead at pride ,the papers would have a field day[/p][/quote]Yes, especially if it were with an unusual object inside their rectum. All insincere - just going after the gay vote. sussexram40
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9:06pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

Now, if the Argus could have just got the video play button in the right place on Lucas's face as well as Milliband's that would have been good.

Not sure why Lucas thinks it is a highlight of the cultural calendar and a feature everyone in Brighton looks forward to, or why it makes Brighton special as most local folk both avoid it and can't wait for it to be over.
Now, if the Argus could have just got the video play button in the right place on Lucas's face as well as Milliband's that would have been good. Not sure why Lucas thinks it is a highlight of the cultural calendar and a feature everyone in Brighton looks forward to, or why it makes Brighton special as most local folk both avoid it and can't wait for it to be over. Idontbelieveit1948
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10:36am Fri 1 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Idontbelieveit1948 wrote:
Now, if the Argus could have just got the video play button in the right place on Lucas's face as well as Milliband's that would have been good.

Not sure why Lucas thinks it is a highlight of the cultural calendar and a feature everyone in Brighton looks forward to, or why it makes Brighton special as most local folk both avoid it and can't wait for it to be over.
That is supported by the comments from Pride organisers throughout the year about the high number of 'homophobic incidents' in B&H.

Obviously they count every reported comment expressing negativity about homosexuality, which isn't a homphobic act, but it does show how unpopular they are here.
[quote][p][bold]Idontbelieveit1948[/bold] wrote: Now, if the Argus could have just got the video play button in the right place on Lucas's face as well as Milliband's that would have been good. Not sure why Lucas thinks it is a highlight of the cultural calendar and a feature everyone in Brighton looks forward to, or why it makes Brighton special as most local folk both avoid it and can't wait for it to be over.[/p][/quote]That is supported by the comments from Pride organisers throughout the year about the high number of 'homophobic incidents' in B&H. Obviously they count every reported comment expressing negativity about homosexuality, which isn't a homphobic act, but it does show how unpopular they are here. stevo!!
  • Score: -1

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