Liverpool City Council Turns City Rainbow

Liverpool City Council painted bollards on Castle Street in rainbow colours last week, in a show of solidarity with the city region’s LGBT+ community.

The rainbow flag was flown throughout the week at the Cunard Building and the Town Hall, while St George’s Hall – the usual muster point for the annual March with Pride – raised theirs on Saturday, as well as lighting the building up rainbow for the evening alongside the Town Hall.

Andi Herring, Interim CEO and Co-Founder of the LCR Pride Foundation, said: “It has been wonderful to see the city painted and illuminated rainbow to celebrate what should have been the region’s annual Pride in Liverpool festival and show its support for the LGBT+ community.

“It is important that people know the city is still accepting and it is a welcoming place for LGBT+ people. The gesture allows us to celebrate as a community and alongside allies and supporters and remain visible, despite the fact that our March with Pride and usual physical celebrations have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

“By remaining visible in this way, we are not only able to display the beautiful diversity of the Liverpool City Region’s LGBT+ community, but also highlight the prejudice and inequalities that the LGBT+ community continues to face in the UK and across the globe.”

 

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LCR Pride Foundation is a registered charity in England & Wales, no 1185167. Registered Company 11754074.