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Joint leaders’ statement to mark the end of Pride month

Released on June 30, 2020

Statement from the Cllrs Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils:

“To mark the end of Pride month, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our councils’ support for the LGBTQ+ community. Our organisations provide equality of services and care to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. The councils are also committed to creating a working environment in which we advance equality of opportunity and integrate fairness and equity into every aspect of our employment practices.”

  • Cllr Emily Smith added: “Last year Vale members celebrated diversity and humanity at the first ever Abingdon Pride. It was such a positive community event and we look forward to taking part in Pride events next year.” See the leader’s blog for pictures