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London: City Hall announces winner of gay pride bid

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  1. Jock S. Trap 18 Jan 2013, 12:10pm

    Excellent!! Let’s hope they can actually cope with it.

    Look forward to seeing a better Pride this year! :)

    1. If Lisa’s in the chair, they will!

      1. The same Lisa who said that 18 was an ‘equal age of consent’ instead of 16? . . .

        1. Lisa Power MBE, from the Terrence Higgins Trust is Chairing our Community Advisory Board but this position is independent of the board and executive committee
          she is not the chair for pride

  2. I would like to have a list of the people and organisation involved in this gay pride bid

    1. Patrick Lyster-Todd 18 Jan 2013, 3:34pm

      You can find further information at their website http://www.londoncommunitypride.org

    2. Oh hang on, let me google that for you….

  3. Their logo isn’t exactly inspiring or professional! A stretched word art job… If they can’t get the basics right…

    1. Jock S. Trap 18 Jan 2013, 12:58pm

      Have to say I love the logo!

    2. PantoHorse 18 Jan 2013, 5:09pm

      The way the logo appears here – stretched – is PN’s fault. It’s fine on FB.

  4. Well, it surely can’t be any worse than some of the calamities that have called themselves London Pride events in the past.

    Hackney marshes be about the worst, I can remember.

  5. Staircase2 18 Jan 2013, 6:00pm

    Can someone please explain how it is Boris Johnson ‘giving out’ the ‘right’ to hold Pride please…?

    Hopefully this year things will be properly accounted for but let’s not forget Johnson’s own role in the tragic mishmash of last year’s World Pride…

  6. it is funny the chair is close to downing street don’t you find this funny. I find this a bit suspicious how the decision has been taken. I don’t think it has been taken fairly

    1. Dan Filson 21 Jan 2013, 6:01pm

      Not as close as your imagination is taking her.

      1. Michael is currently the Political Head of Broadcasting at No. 10 Downing Street

  7. I thought one of the main ideas was to ensure it was NOT held in Westminster . . . what happened to that idea? . . . East London has some fabulous spaces and LGBT friendly venues . . .

    http://www.rainbow-citizen.com

    1. Dan Filson 21 Jan 2013, 5:48pm

      Having London’s Pride several miles from the centre of London would say something, and that’s why. But I echo concerns that Pride must not surrender to commercial interests, nor for that matter to the already monster ego of Boris Johnson (who, sadly, holds some purse strings). Ideally there would be no need to seek public funding or permissions, but that’s not how things work.

  8. Should not the post of Chair have been offered out/adveristied as an employment opperunity/contract/volunteer, so that all interested persons wanting to apply with similiar abilities have an equal oppertunity to submit for the position, did this happen? Or how did the board decided Miss Lisa Powers was the correct person to appoint? Is she to be paid or is the position voluntary?

    1. Dan Filson 21 Jan 2013, 5:44pm

      If you had ever met Lisa you would know why she is a first-class choice!

      1. The issue here is wether or not the board had an open oppertunity and process for the position of chair, like an job oppertunity, so that all interested parties may apply.

        To just offer on a 1 person canditate, is it unfair/unjust and as LGBT persons are reminded of the continued inequilities faced, is this another one?

        As to the the fee of Lisa Power MBE, as she is a paid Director of THT, it would be interest and oversight of how the grant funding is to be used. Being open and transparent.

        We all have our personnel views on this matter.

        1. Michael salter (chair) Michael is currently the Political Head of Broadcasting at No. 10 Downing Street
          it ia what is written on the pride website

        2. lisa is not the proper chair for pride she is: Lisa Power MBE, from the Terrence Higgins Trust is Chairing our Community Advisory Board but this position is independent of the board and executive committee

          it is copied from pride website

          1. Was the post of Chair for the CAB put out as an employment/volunteer oppertunity so that all interested parties could apply? re: Equall Oppertunities and all?

  9. Dedicated women’s area? Is this an area just for dedicated women? Or is it a dedicated area for all women who do not wish to be part of the big unifying celebration of Gay Pride? Pathetic.

  10. Dan Filson 21 Jan 2013, 6:02pm

    My goodness, it didn’t take long for the sniping to start.

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