The Mayor of London gave a statement ahead of the weekend’s Pride event 


Good morning DIVAs! We hope you’re also getting ready for UK Black Pride – we can’t wait to see you there. 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, gave a statement showing his admiration for the event. “Black Pride in London is an incredible event – the world’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI+ people. But it’s not just a celebration, it’s a moment to raise awareness and recommit to the fight for equality.” 

He continued: “It’s clear that the struggle to end stigmatisation and inequality is far from over, both here at home and around the world, which is why UK Black Pride is more vital than ever.”

“I encourage Londoners and visitors to attend this free and fun event for everyone, with great food, live music, a community area hosting talks and workshops, and involvement from charities and small businesses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”

“Our capital city will always be a place where diversity is celebrated and I’m incredibly proud to stand with members of our Black LGBTQI+ communities and allies who will unite this weekend.”

Sadiq Khan has recently spoken out about the stabbings of two men outside an LGBTQIA nightclub and said: “To LGBTQ+ Londoners: I stand with you and will do all I can to end homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime in the capital.” He also revealed five rainbow pledges earlier this year. 

To find out more about UK Black Pride, click here

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