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Tesco becomes major London Pride sponsor

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  1. Stuart Neyton 24 Oct 2011, 2:31pm

    Ugh get the corporations out of it and make pride a protest again

    1. de Villiers 24 Oct 2011, 8:22pm

      Protest against what – equality legislation, civil partnerships, gay marriage, Christians on the back foot, a Conservative Prime Minister who gets his party to applaud homosexual couples?

    2. de Villiers 24 Oct 2011, 8:22pm

      Protest against what – equality legislation, civil partnerships, gay adoption, gay marriage, Christians on the back foot, a Conservative Prime Minister who gets his party to applaud homosexual couples?

      1. Father Ted 25 Oct 2011, 4:22pm

        Celebrations are more fun.

    3. Grow up.

      1. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:47am


    4. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:47am

      Why not have both and get it promoted?

  2. Mixed feelings on this one …

    Great to see Tesco being pro gay …

    Can see that corporate sponsorship changes the culture of Pride, which in one sense is a shame – but given that some of the reasons for Pride no longer exist eg equalization of age of consent, equal employment and services law etc etc then it is understandable that the nature of Pride will evolve. That is not to say that there are not clear areas of protest and campaigning that we should engage in and form part of Pride – but allied to the normalisation of LGBT people, there is likely to be a natural evolution of Pride and similar events etc.

  3. They make SOOOOO much money out of London Pride and the like, it’s nice that they plan to put some of that money back into the community.

  4. We hope Tesco comes to America so we can buy our food from them, some of the stores here are anti-gay because of these people,

    1. You already have Tesco in America. It’s called “Fresh and Easy”.

      I personally hate Tescos because their staff have been rude to me on several occasions and racist to my Wife, (they have never been homophobic though).

      1. As a Tesco worker, I do have to say that it completely depends on the member of staff. 95% of the staff in our store are lovely and welcoming, where as the other 5% need to die in a fire, pretty much. Tesco can give us all the equality and good customer service training they want (and they do), but in the end it’s down to the people themselves.

  5. as long as they are nice to The Gays who cares about the environment, workers rights, small businesses etc?

    1. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:48am

      Crazy says what now?

  6. Every little helps !

    1. Like it.

    2. Damn, I wanted to be the first one to say it!

  7. Love Tesco, and the fair and just direction in which they are helping to lead society

  8. A ‘family area’? No thanks. Pride is for everyone over the age of consent. It must not be compromised to accommodate certain people’s reproductive choices. By the way TEsco and Smirnoff are monstrously huge global companies. They care ONLY about profit.

    1. Seems there are still plenty of queens out there who just want an excuse to get there cocks out in public. Pride needs a name change anyway, its an old fashioned notion. Im not ‘proud’, why would i be proud about something i have no control over? We have a few rights to go then there is little to fight for.

      1. You would be proud if you have had to fight for it as we did. Just another bored spoilt queen. Get of your bum an do something,

        1. You know, I’ve never understood this ”queen” thing that everyone throws around. I’m male, gay and quite happy to be male and gay, and I have no desire to be female or associated with the female gender in anyway…

          Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you have to be a queen too you know.

  9. Thank you Tesco! Better supporting, than not supporting!

  10. GingerlyColors 25 Oct 2011, 3:40am

    While it is nice to see Tesco courting the Pink Pound, it still doen’t detract from the fact that the big supermarket chains are dominating the market to the detriment of small shops. By the way everybody I have decided to use GingerlyColors as my screen name instead of the rather lack-lustre ‘Gay Daily Mail Reader’.

    1. Mr. Ripley's Asscrack 25 Oct 2011, 5:09pm

      Personally I would never advertise I read that particular organ, so hooray for your badly-spelled name change, but really… the Daily Mail!?

  11. Hahahaha! The fools really don’t do their segmentation well. We shop at Waitrose and M&S; and if we’re poor, we go to Asda. Stick to middle England, Tesco.

    1. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:49am

      erm… seriously?

    2. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:50am

      Er… crazy says what now?

  12. Has anyone told Shirley Porter?

    1. Mr. Ripley's Asscrack 25 Oct 2011, 8:59pm

      I don’t think she’d mind. Anyway she’s too busy tracking the money she diverted around her family to avoid paying back the £30m for her homes for tories sleaze in Londonland.

    2. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:50am

      Who cares?

  13. Does that mean you will earn Clubcard Points on the entry to paid events over the “two days of festivities”?

  14. Yihaa good news!! Thank you Tesco!! It is another step in the right direction :-)

  15. Mr. Ripley's Asscrack 25 Oct 2011, 9:02pm

    Good news for Tesco. A little brand diversity puts £££s in their tills, no doubt. Yawn – not bothered, ad naseum.

  16. Can’t help feeling that by being perceived as “the gay friendly” superstore, the resultant increase in revenue will more than offset the outlay in supporting this event. Am I getting cynical in my old age, I wonder!?

    1. You be right, is that a reason the Pride organisers should refuse the sponsorship – or should they embrace a corporation that seeks to be perceived as gay friendly …?

  17. whymewhyme 27 Oct 2011, 8:19pm

    do not get conned by sponsorship – in days of equality make an analysis of what any company does for you in all aspects of a gay lifestyle. i used to work for a corporation which sponsored Stonewall equality shows and yet themselves did not recognise gay rights in its employee conditions. sponsorship is great but check out all the credentials. it is actually very inexpensive advertising.

  18. Jock S. Trap 12 Nov 2011, 11:45am

    It’s good to have such big backers to this event. Really looking forward to it next year.

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