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Lanarkshire MP to lead '50 years of Pride' debate at House of Commons

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Lanarkshire MP is set to lead a debate on 50 years of Pride in the UK next weekLanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley will give LGBTQIA+ parliamentarians the opportunity to share their experiences and celebrate the wider community across the country on Thursday, June 30 in the House of Commons.Pride is a month-long celebration, throughout June, of the establishment of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement that followed the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Three years later, the first official UK Gay Pride Rally took place in London on July 1, 1972.Pride month runs from June 1 to June 30 and is a celebration of the successes of the diverse LGBTQIA+ community while raising awareness of continuing discrimination and issues affecting the members of the community.Recent progress for the LGBTQIA+ community comes after decades of campaigning in civic society and although significant progress has been made, more can be done to make the UK a safer and fairer place for the community and to spread that message of tolerance and acceptance throughout the world.

Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley told Lanarkshire Live: “As an LGBTQIA+ MP, I can think of no better way to celebrate 50 years of Pride in the UK than to hold a debate in the House of Commons. “I.

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