Mary Kelly Foy MP has written in the Northern Echo of her pride in the Durham City coming “together to celebrate our LGBT+ community and the inclusivity of our county and to march in unison through our historic winding streets, in a public display of support and celebration of the freedom to love without discrimination”.
As Durham Pride celebrates its 10th Anniversary, Mary has praised tireless work, infectious enthusiasm, and vision” of founder Mel Metcalf and his team.
Speaking of Labour’s commitment to LGBT+ equality:
“I am proud to be a Labour MP – and my party’s record supporting the LGBT+ community is one of the many reasons why. From the repeal of Section 28 to the creation of civil partnerships, the Gender Recognition Act or introducing the right for same sex couples to adopt, history shows we have stood with the LGBT+ community. But we must continue to defend and advance these rights.
We are, at our core, the party of equality, that’s why Labour will always treat all LGBT+ people with fairness and respect nor waver from upholding people’s dignity. We must build on the positive legacy of the last Labour Government by breaking new ground for LGBT+ rights. This includes introducing a full, trans-inclusive ban on conversion practices.”
Read Mary’s full column here: Mary Kelly Foy: My pride in Durham – and in Labour | The Northern Echo