Published Thursday, 6th June 2019

City of York Council is celebrating equality and diversity this week as it gets behind York Pride 2019.

One of York’s most iconic landmarks, the Mansion House, will be illuminated in rainbow colours and flying the Pride rainbow flag to highlight the city’s support for York Pride.

The council will be represented at the event by councillors of all parties, as well as York’s fostering team and the regional adoption agency – One Adoption – recruiting foster carers and adopters from all backgrounds

York MIND will also be running a ‘Time to Change’ stall at the event, raising the profile of mental health and encouraging employers to pledge to become ‘time to change employers’, as City of York Council has recently done.

Councillor Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities, said: “For me, York Pride is one of the best days of the year. Rain or shine, it is a brilliant opportunity to get out and support our LGBT+ community, and celebrate love in all its forms.”

Councillor Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council, said: “I’m delighted that, once again, the city’s is showing its support for York Pride, because, like many other residents, I am proud to live in a city which respects equality and diversity.”

Ian Floyd, Deputy Chief Executive of City of York Council, said: “York Pride is a fantastic celebration of York’s vibrant past, present and future and it’s a great opportunity to showcase what a welcoming and inclusive place the city is to live and work.”



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