Overground endorsing Pride

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0262
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I welcome the great work of the #ridewithpride campaign from OUTbound, which has seen the cycle-hire scheme, a bus, taxi and DLR train carry #ridewithpride liveries in support of the LGBT+ community. Would the Mayor support a London Overground train being branded for Pride in 2017?"

Answer

Answer for Overground endorsing Pride

Answer for Overground endorsing Pride

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to ensuring London is open for everyone and our Capital is a global beacon of acceptance, respect and integration. Transport for London's (TfL's) #RidewithPride campaign has been a clear demonstration of these values, which sent a message internationally that diversity is celebrated in London.

TfL has been able to secure corporate sponsorship in previous years towards the Pride-branded liveries in support of the LGBT+ community. TfL will look at how it can support Pride again this year, potentially including livery on a London Overground train. TfL will seek to secure funding, via sponsorship, for this.