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PCC Supporting LGBTQ communities at Silloth Pride

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Peter McCall is encouraging as many people as possible, to join in with the Silloth Pride celebrations and show your support for the LGBTQ communities in rural Cumbria.

The event takes place on Saturday 18 June at Silloth Green between 11am-5pm.

Peter McCall comments: “Being accepted, especially in some of our more rural areas of Cumbria, is seen as more difficult, due to its less diverse environment.

“Being individual and being able to identify as who you are, is not as easy for some. Events such as this allows everyone to be who they want to be, without fear of prejudice.

“As well as LGBTQ information from local Police officers, members of my Office and specialist support services, the day has something for everyone of all ages – local emergency services and health advice,  live entertainment, stalls and children’s entertainment.”

PC Adrian Tyson, Chair Cumbria Police Pride Network comments: “Silloth pride is a great day for LGBTQ+ communities, friends and families to comes together and celebrate how far we have come in society and the workplace.

Pride is not defined to one day; it’s celebrated every day in many different ways, and we need to keep raising awareness, so the great work that has been achieved, keeps momentum.

Cumbria Police and the Cumbria Police Pride network respect the communities we serve. Not everyone has the confidence to be their authentic self. If you are that person or know that person, take the time to reach out, we are here to listen.

For information on support services for LGBTQ in Cumbria:

LGBTQ HQ – lgbthq.org.uk    01228 267247

 

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