Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the launch of the 2018 Foyle Pride Festival.
The Foyle MLA said:
“This year marks the 25th Foyle Pride Festival and I would like to pay tribute to the organisers and volunteers who, year on year, make the festival a success.
“Sinn Féin are proud to support Foyle Pride – it’s a wonderful platform for raising awareness and campaigning on issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
“The year’s jam packed programme is fun, inclusive and there is something for the whole family.
“Huge steps forward towards full equality have been made in recent years but fifty years after the civil rights campaign, there is still more to be done, including the extension of marriage equality across the island of Ireland.
“Remember, pride and first and foremost a protest. The people of Derry should come out and send a loud and colourful message that Derry stands against inequality and discrimination.
“I would encourage people to show their support and solidarity by attending Pride events, including the annual parade on Saturday 25 August.” CRÍOCH/ENDS