Supporting Glasgow's Pride Parade 2017

North Lanarkshire Council's Employee Equality Forum (EEF) is organising a delegation of employees and elected members to take part in Pride Glasgow's Parade on Saturday, August 19

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The annual event is a celebration of LGBT+ life in Scotland. The Parade reflects the diversity of the LGBT+ community as individuals, organisations, businesses and community groups come together. The Parade also raises awareness of campaigns for LGBT+ equality.

Paul Jukes, Chief Executive of North Lanarkshire Council said: "The Pride Parade is an opportunity to not only to show publicly, our support for LGBT+ people, but also to showcase how exceptional North Lanarkshire Council employees are."

Andrew McNaughton, Member of the Employee Equality Forum said: "This united stand at pride should prove without a doubt that we're doing the best we can for LGBT+ equality in North Lanarkshire. It's a clear demonstration of partnership between employees and elected members and will make us even stronger."

Labour Councillor Heather McVey said: "I am proud to stand with the employees of North Lanarkshire Council led by the Employee Equality Forum, as we participate in Pride for the first time.  It is an exciting and fun experience that highlights our commitment at NLC to inclusive and supportive working environments and services for all of the LGBT+ community.

"I am delighted that my first engagement as NLC Equalities Champion is on a staff led initiative at Pride, a parade I have marched in for many years not only in Glasgow but in different parts of the country.  I hope many of our LGBT+ staff with our allies and families will join us at Pride on 19th August in Glasgow. #BraveEveryday "

The march will begin at 12pm, leaving from Glasgow Green.

More information on Pride Glasgow 2017 can be found here http://festival.pride.scot/

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