It was great to march alongside Bristol’s Mayor, Marvin Rees, and Deputy Mayor, Asher Craig, at Bristol’s Pride on Saturday. So many people turned out to support the LGBT+ community and to celebrate diversity. From fire fighters and police officers, to trade unionists, charities and sports teams like the Bristol Panthers Football Club, there was a huge range of organisations represented.
It is important to remember that the first Pride started as a protest, and unfortunately progress still needs to be made in the struggle for LGBT rights both internationally and in the UK. I have consistently voted for legislation improving gay rights whilst I’ve been an MP, and will continue working to support the entire LGBT+ community in any way I can.