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Sefton Council supports Pride in Liverpool

Sefton Council representatives showed their support at Pride in Liverpool by joining Saturday’s march.

In partnership with Mersey Rail, Sefton staff decorated a train carriage for their journey into Liverpool city centre.

Sefton’s ‘Pride Train’ then travelled throughout the Borough, stopping at stations including Southport, Crosby and Bootle, picking up march attendees in the special carriage. The train then stopped at Moorfields station in Liverpool before joining the march meeting point outside St George’s Hall.

The crowd was a sea of colour as key speakers gave speeches, and a choir gave an inspiring performance as the final preparations for the march were completed. The march then went throughout Liverpool before finishing at the Pride festival site at the Pier Head, where attendees went to the Barclays Main Stage to enjoy a range of artists and entertainment.

The LGBTQIA+ Sefton Youth Group, New Beginnings, which supports 11 to 19 year olds with sessions promoting mental health awareness, was in attendance. Several members joined the carriage and hoisted a banner throughout the march. Representatives of the Sefton at Work programme, which offers free employment advice, guidance, job preparation skills and paid work placements for Sefton residents also attended. Additionally, foster parents who have worked with Sefton Fostering joined the march, handing out leaflets to raise awareness of fostering withing the LGBTQIA+ community.

Chief Executive Dwayne Johnson said “It was brilliant to see so many people from our youth groups come along to celebrate the day.

“Staff from Sefton Council also showed up to join the march, which was wonderful to see. Overall, a fantastic day was had by all, and we are proud to have been involved in the march and support our LGBTQIA+ community.”