Earlier this week, on the 29th of June, Paul O’Kane MSP hosted a ‘Pride Picnic’ in Coronation Park, Port Glasgow in lieu of normal Pride events usually held throughout the month of June which is ‘Pride Month’ around the world.
The Picnic, , was part of a series of such picnics promoted and inspired across Scotland by LGBT Youth Scotland.
LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country who also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses.
“I was delighted to host this Pride picnic in Port Glasgow – one of my first events as a new West Scotland MSP. These Pride Picnics are important as this year we have been unable to celebrate like we normally would due to covid restrictions.”
“At our picnic we were celebrating everything that has been achieved for LGBT+ rights, but also remembering that there is still so much to do.”
“For some people, Pride has been tough, especially for trans people who have faced abuse and discrimination
“Throughout this session of the Scottish Parliament I will be working to build a more equal society in Scotland and around the world and I will work with people across West Scotland to ensure that our communities are inclusive and safe places where everyone is welcomed and no one is excluded.”