Nick Parker, secretary of Lincoln & Distric TUC, shows his support for Adam Shorter and Lincoln Pride. Photo: Lincoln & District TUC
Nick Parker, secretary of Lincoln & District TUC, shows his support for Adam Shorter and Lincoln Pride. (Photo: Lincoln & District TUC)


A group representing trade unions in Lincoln has backed plans for an event taking place this Sunday to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their contribution to society.

Lincoln & District TUC, a federation of trade union branches representing thousands of workers in the public- and private-sector in Lincoln and the surrounding area, has donated £100 to the organisers of Lincoln Pride.

The announcement coincides with the launch of Pride, a film which portrays LGBT activists and their campaign to build support for striking miners during the year-long dispute over jobs in 1984-85.

Nick Parker, Secretary of Lincoln & District TUC, told The Linc: “Homophobic attacks happen every week across the country and we support the right of LGBT people to live their lives in peace and without fear.

“With the Pride film showing at cinemas up and down the country, we’re proud to continue the solidarity between trade unions and the LGBT movement in Lincoln. Many union members are LGBT and we have a vision of an equal and fair society, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation is a part of that.

“With austerity cuts hitting public services aimed at helping LGBT people, we feel it’s more important than ever to celebrate Pride and its revolutionary origins and redouble our efforts to fight for a more equal society.”

Adam Shorter, Lincoln Pride committee member, added “Lincoln Pride is very grateful for the donation received from Lincoln & District TUC which will help us to provide a free, inclusive event for the LGBT and wider community.”

Lincoln Pride will take place on Sunday 28th September from 12-6 in City Square in Lincoln.