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Rainbow Road celebrates Pride

Rainbow Road celebrates Pride

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16 July 2019

NCH is a partner in the Rainbow Road that has been created in Nottingham city centre to mark this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride celebrations.

Four parts of Broad Street have been painted with multicolour rainbow stripe flags to show the city’s commitment to the LGBT+ community.

The Rainbow Road will be the finishing point for this year’s Pride parade on Saturday 27 July. Nottinghamshire Pride is the annual LGBT+ celebration, which includes a march through the city centre followed by music and speeches in Old Market Square.

The official opening with a rainbow ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday 16 July.

The road has been paid for entirely by sponsorship from Nottingham City Homes, Robin Hood Energy, Nottingham Together and Nottingham City Council. 

As well as the Rainbow Road, the Council House in Nottingham will be lit up in rainbow colours each night until the Pride event. 

Nick Murphy, Chief Executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “NCH has been a strong supporter of the city’s Pride parade over the years. Our staff love being a part of the day’s celebrations so supporting something like the Rainbow Road was a must for us. It’s great for us to come together with partners to show the rest of the UK we are an open city and we support our thriving LGBT community here.”

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are two of the most inclusive employers in Britain – and feature in this year’s Top 100 Employers list by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity Stonewall. Both organisations had to demonstrate their expertise in 10 areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, senior leadership, procurement and how well they have engaged with LGBT+ communities.

For more details about Nottinghamshire Pride, visit www.nottinghamshirepride.co.uk.

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