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Jeremy Corbyn marks Pride in London: I’m proud that the UK stands up for equal rights

Jeremy Corbyn June 25, 2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn writes on the day of Pride in London to send his best wishes to all taking part.

I want to send my best wishes to all of those that are taking part in Pride in London this year. I’m sorry I am not able to join you, I have been to many Pride events over the years and it’s always a very enjoyable and inspiring day.

It’s fantastic that people from all over the UK take time to recognise and celebrate our LGBT+ community and the contribution it makes to our society. Its importance is evident every year when the capital city comes to a standstill to host the march.

Pride in London demonstrates how far we have come and the progression we have made in equal rights and celebrating each other’s differences.
I am so proud to lead a party that has never stopped fighting for equal rights. And even prouder to be a part of a country that speaks up against prejudice and has a desire to create a more fair and just society.

Yet despite progress on LGBT+ equality at home and the encouragement to hold events like this, in too many places it is still a crime to be LGBT+.

Events like this are our opportunity to take action against homophobia, hate crimes and discrimination.

I want the UK to be seen as a beacon of hope on LGBT+ equality, speaking out against injustice and prejudice at home and in other parts of the world.

I am proud to support this year’s #nofilter campaign to inspire more people to come out as who they truly are. No person in our society should have to live in fear or hide away,

I have always campaigned and will always campaign to ensure that every member of our society can proudly live life with #nofilter. Diversity is at the heart of this country and something that helps unite us and make us stronger.

I hope Pride in London 2016 is a major success and that it continues to be for many, many years to come.

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