York Green Party

York Greens Support York Pride Plans

16 June 2015

York Green Party's Cllr Lars Kramm has expressed support for City of York Council's plans for York Pride, including the annual parade which will take place this Saturday (20th June). The mission of York Pride is to make York one of the friendliest places to be LGBTIQ, something York Green Party enthusiastically supports.

The Council is joining many other businesses and employers throughout York in decorating its buildings with rainbow flags and coloured lights tomorrow (17th June), for the theme of Raise Your Rainbow, and to demonstrate that they are LGBTIQ-friendly.

Lars Kramm, the Green councillor for Micklegate, said:We are looking forward to seeing plenty of raised rainbows and a huge crowd on Saturday for the York Pride Parade”.

Cllr Kramm highlighted Green Party policies such as support for civil marriages and civil partnerships to be open to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, saying that: “York Green Party will continue to campaign for marriage and partnership equality”. Cllr Kramm also mentioned the Green Party's opposition to the blanket, lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood as a key policy in support of the LGBTIQ community.

York Pride have been encouraging leading organisations in York to show their support by ‘raising their rainbows,’ and you can also show your support by wearing rainbow colours this week, on the days leading up to the York Pride Parade this Saturday.

The parade starts at 11:30am at the Minster, then going forward to the Knavesmire for an afternoon of entertainment. York Green Party will have a stall on the Knavesmire and will be operating a coconut shy - do come along and say hello! More information is available online at http://www.yorkpride.org.uk and also on Twitter under #RaiseYourRainbow for everything that will be happening across the city.

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