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Wandsworth Radio Joins LGBT Community To Broadcast Live From London Pride

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

London Assembly Member Leonie Cooper with Wandsworth LGBT Forum members on the top deck of the bus.

Comprised of members of the Wandsworth LGBT forum and volunteers from Wandsworth Radio, the bus took the rear guard position in the parade which was attended by more than one million people.

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Ms Greening, the MP for Putney, Roehampton, and Southfields, used the occasion to announce publicly that she was in a gay relationship, tweeting: "Today's a good day to say I'm in a happy same sex relationship, I campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you're better off out! #Pride2016."

London Assembly member Leonie Cooper joined the parade down Regent Street, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

She said: "It’s great to see our local community radio station, Wandsworth Radio supporting our local Wandsworth LGBT forum - and a real treat to enjoy Pride from on open-top bus."

She also added her support of Ms Greening saying: "Good for Justine announcing she’s happy and good for all of us that we live somewhere where anyone can say this."

Wandsworth Radio presenter Dean McCullough had the honour of introducing acts such as Alesha Dixon, Jake Qickendon and the cast of West End Musical Kinky Boots on the main stage in Trafalgar Square.

The station was the only one to broadcast live from the event.

Station director Jason Rosam said: "What an amazing opportunity for us to celebrate the LGBT community in Wandsworth and our own LGBT volunteers at Wandsworth Radio. We were the only radio station to broadcast live from the parade and thank the Wandsworth LGBT forum for allowing us to do this."

 David Robson, chair of the Wandsworth LGBT said: "This year’s Pride in London marked 10 years since Wandsworth LGBT Forum first took part in Pride.

"In 2006 there was only a few of us, on Sunday, there were almost 100.

"For me, that is a real sense of the groups achievements and I’m so grateful to all those who came along to support us.

"It was the perfect way to end our ten year celebration and prepare for the group's future."

 

Source : wandsworthguardian.co.uk

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