Hackney Council will be flying the pride flag to represent queer people of colour and trans people – in recognition of the diversity and intersectionality of the borough’s large lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, plus (LGBTQIA+) community.
Although this year’s Hackney Pride 365 events programme has been put on hold due to coronavirus. The Council will instead support Pride Inside, an online series of events organised by Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride featuring gigs, comedy shows, panel discussions, and arts-based events.
Highlights from Pride Inside, Hackney Pride 365, the borough’s vital LGBTQIA+ venues and community groups will be posted across the Council and Pride365 social media channels throughout the week.
Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville said: “Pride has its origins in the spirit of political protest so raising the inclusive Pride flag for the first time adds vital visibility to our borough’s commitment to equality, especially when trans rights are under attack and we need to reiterate that all LGBTQI+ Black Lives Matter.
Glanville added, “I look forward to raising the flag on Sunday and to working with our community to curate an exciting Pride365 2021."