Department promotes LGBTQI+ equality and inclusion

Date published: 21 July 2023


The Department for Communities promotes a message of equality and inclusion as PRIDE 2023 festivals across the region get underway to celebrate our LGBTQI+ communities.

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PRIDE events are important opportunities for members of our LGBTQI+ communities and their allies to increase their visibility within society and help create a sense of belonging for communities who may feel they are ignored within society due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Department for Communities Permanent Secretary, Colum Boyle said:

“It is fantastic that PRIDE continues to grow with more events happening in communities right across the region and I want to promote a message of equality and inclusion for our LGBTQI+ communities and acknowledge the positive contribution they bring to society.

“PRIDE events are open to all, and I would encourage as many people as possible to attend to celebrate and show support for all our LGBTQI+ communities.

“The Department for Communities will continue to support and protect the rights of all our LGBTQI+ communities and promote an inclusive society that is built on equality and respect.” 

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