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Success of Hackney Pride

Issue No. 2218

Hackney Pride (Pic: Bettina Trabant)

Hackney Pride (Pic: Bettina Trabant)

Over 500 people joined the Hackney LGBT pride march last Saturday—the first in 15 years. Black, white and Asian LGBT people marched through east London.

Banners included Schools Out, the Movement for Justice, Behind Bars and LGBT asylum and refugee rights activists. A number of trade unionists also took part.

Jasper, a trans activist, received the biggest round of applause when he told the rally, “I don’t want to be integrated better into a rotten system—I want something more, something better.”

Socialist Worker’s placards reading “Out, proud & fighting for liberation” and “Remember Section 28—Never Trust a Tory” were eagerly taken up.

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Tue 7 Sep 2010, 17:52 BST
Issue No. 2218
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