Monday 16th July 2012
Gay rights campaigners have walked through Bury town centre in a march promoting equality, celebrating diversity and saying no to homophobia.
The event, organised by local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth group Proud Of Gayness (POG), was the first event of its kind to take place in the town and was supported by Bury Council.
The Mayor of Bury Joan Grimshaw launched the event and spoke of the importance of challenging homophobia and prejudice.
The young people of the POG group made their own rainbow flags, banners for the Walking Rainbow march and invited the people of the town to take part in the procession as it weaved its way through Bury on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation were also in attendance to support the event and handing out T-shirts for the Enough is Enough campaign to take action against homophobia.
Thomas, one of the Lesbian & Gay Foundation's volunteers was there proudly waving a rainbow flag. He said: "We must show that we won't stand for homophobia in any form. Good on the youngsters for organising this event."
For more information about Bury's LGBT youth group contact firstname.lastname@example.org.