Derry’s Mayor ‘privileged’ to be part of 2013 Foyle Pride celebrations

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Mayor Colr Martin Reilly said he was delighted to be attending the Foyle Pride Parade this weekend and hoped thousands would come out to support what promises to be a celebratory occasion for the city.

“This week’s Foyle Pride Festival promises to be another unique event for the city when we unite in celebrating all aspects of our city’s diversity. The gay/lesbian and transgender community play a very significant part in shaping our city and in making us the progressive, open minded and confident city that we are,” said the Mayor.

“As the City of Culture we are moving forward at a significant pace, celebrating all cultures and communities and encouraging equality for all. I feel privileged to be part of the Foyle Pride celebrations and delighted that Derry City Council has played such a pivotal role in helping with the event. I am confident this weekend’s Foyle Pride celebration will be another hugely successful event for Derry,” he added.