Pride in London 2015

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1715
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Despite there being much controversy over the views expressed by some UKIP members on LGBT issues do you accept that ultimately UKIP should be allowed to fully participate in this year’s Pride event?  Considering the funding that the Greater London Authority has committed to Pride between 2013 – 2017 (Mayoral Decision 1124) will you also give thought to informing the organisers of Pride that the exclusion of UKIP on ‘safety grounds’ is a dubious concept and potentially provides support to foreign authorities that ban LGBT groups from marching at all on such grounds.

Answer

Answer for Pride in London 2015

Answer for Pride in London 2015

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I made clear on June 8th. I do not agree at all with this policy. I passionately believe in the Pride march and the values of equality it represents and think that all legal parties should be allowed to participate.