Name: Pride in Dartford, Proud of Dartford

Pride in Dartford, Proud of Dartford

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2020 1:07pm

Pride in Dartford

Today marks the start of Pride Month 2020. Usually, at this time communities would be remembering the history, celebrating the progress society has made and promoting the incredible contribution of our LGBT+ communities through events and activities, however the global pandemic has meant a very different approach this year..

As we do with so many other events, Dartford Borough Council is supporting Pride Month and wants to involve as many of our citizens, partners and local stakeholders as possible. We will be raising the Pride flag over the Civic Centre to mark the start of the month and will raise a similar flag in Central Park.

We will also be reaching out via social media to highlight the part our local LGBT+ community is playing alongside so many essential worker heroes. We also want to celebrate not just our LGBT+ community, but their supporters, parents, family and friends. Pride is about communities coming together in celebration, unity and shared values. It’s part of our Council’s wider determination to ensure everyone in our community - regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, orientation or any other wrongful prejudice - can enjoy equality and respect.

This year, it's especially important that we reflect on what unites us. We have events planned throughout the year - some new, some well established - from St.George's Day to the Festival of Light and inaugural events from Pride to Black History Month. These aren't about some of our community - they are about our WHOLE community.

We would really like your help to demonstrate what we already know; that Dartford is united against all forms of prejudice. Please do get in touch if you would like to take part, and feel free to download and share our Pride graphic via your email signatures.

Pride in Dartford, Proud of Dartford

Councillor Calvin McLean
Lead Member for Equalities, Cohesion and Society

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