Harlow Pride mark Pride Month with Solidarity Walk

Communities / Sat 1st Jul 2023 at 12:58pm

HARLOW and West Essex Pride marked the last day of Pride Month with a Solidarity Walk in the town centre.

The walk is an opportunity for people to come together to show their love and support for inclusion and diversity in Harlow and further afield.

The walk finished in the Water Gardens where the participants heard short speeches from Piers Northam, Minister at St Mary at Latton Church, and James Griggs, Co-Chair of the Group.

James Griggs said ‘we first held this walk a year ago in response to an unprovoked homophobic attack on two young men. One year on we gathered once again to demonstrate love, tolerance and solidarity with not just the LGBTQ+ members of our communities but with all who are marginalised, threatened and abused because of who they are, how they live or identify.

I am delighted by the show of support this evening and on behalf of Harlow and West Essex Pride group I thank everyone who joinied us and demonstrated just how wonderful our town can be.’

The Group will be celebrating further with ‘Pride in the Park’ on 5th August, a free family fun day based around the bandstand in the Town Park. The event will see live music on the bandstand and community organisations coming together to show their support and to promote their activities. 

Any organisation interested in participating should contact [email protected]

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1 Comment for Harlow Pride mark Pride Month with Solidarity Walk:

Alderman Durcan
2023-07-01 19:36:09

I would like to extend my thanks to Harlow community. It’s was wonderful about how many young people stood and applauded the walk. They treated the walk with respect and dignity and are a shining example of wonderful human beings. I hope other community leaders can take part next year. Proud of Harlow.

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