The 17th May is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Dudley MBC organised a socially distanced event to celebrate the day, with restricted numbers.
Marco Longhi MP stated, “Although due to Covid restriction numbers had to be restricted it was great to see people come and support such an important event. Cllr Shaun Keasey has put a lot of time and effort into pulling this event together along with colleagues.
“I believe today is special because it is a day when, across the globe, we can visibly unite and reaffirm that being different is something to celebrate; being different can be a force for good; and being different can make the world a hell of a lot more interesting. Most prejudices are products of fear, and fears arise from a lack of understanding and knowledge. This is why I like to talk about difference in a positive way rather simply being against something, in this case homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
“There has been tremendous progress in the United Kingdom, but we are still on a journey, but around the globe, millions continue to be persecuted simply because of who they are.”
“Events such as today sends them a message of solidarity and allows us to celebrate difference and move the narrative away from one that can label Individuals as victims to one that recognise people as equals if not leaders.”