Sinn Féin Group leader on Derry City and Strabane District Council Sandra Duffy is to bring a motion to the monthly council meeting this Thursday calling on the council were possible to light up council buildings and the Guildhall annually during Foyle Pride week.
Councillor Duffy said:
“Our LGBTQ+ citizens make a huge positive contribution to the Derry City and Strabane District Council area and the passing of this motion would be an expression of solidarity from our council to the LGBTQ+ community.
“Foyle Pride is an enormous week as it is both a celebration of our LGBTQ+ community and a protest against the denial of rights.
“The LGBTQ+ community deserves full recognition and implementation of their rights, including the right of marriage equality which is available everywhere else on these islands.”