Mayor Khan: “I’m so proud to be Mayor of such an inclusive and diverse city”

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The British capital London recently hosted the biggest pride event in Europe for LGBTQ+ people of African, Caribbean, Latin American, and Middle Eastern ancestry, reports BBC.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stated on social media: “Today our Black LGBTQI+ communities & allies are sending a message to the world about the power of equality. In London we celebrate our diversity, but there’s still a long way to go in the struggle for true equality”.

“I’m so proud to be Mayor of such an inclusive and diverse city,” the mayor of the British capital also stated.

As events in 2020 and 2021 were held virtually owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, this year’s UK Black Pride is the first to be hosted in person since 2019.

Music, talks, and workshops were all part of the event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. Moreover, pre-exposure prophylaxis was promoted, and sexual health teams provided testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV (PrEP).

Dominic Reilly, from Central London Action on Sexual Health, said: “We are really pleased to have a presence at this fantastic event, which provides a supportive, inclusive space for LGBTQI+ people.

The Black Pride in 2019 drew more than 10,000 attendees. (Photo credit: Clem Onojeghuo/Unsplash)