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Hackney Pride Launched

hackneyprideHackney Pride is a new, small pride event that has been organized by a voluntary community group in response to the rise of homophobic and transphobic attacks in the east London borough. The march will take place on Saturday 4th September 2010 – beginning at the community space outside the Learning Trust/Hackney Library at 2pm and ending up at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch an hour later. Organisers are hoping to attract between 200-300 people for the event.

“We want the march to become a touch point and a platform for all the LGBT and queer community groups and charities in the borough, as well as organisations who support LGBT, queer and human rights,” said a spokesperson. “We want to encourage all of these groups to share information and be visible at the march.”

Organisers of the event are keen to make Hackney Pride community focused, and as such, intend to resist what they view as the “de-politicisation and commercialisation of 'pride' events globally”. To this end, there will be no sponsorship from, or promotion of, commercial businesses through the Hackney Pride March.

For more details, visit the Hackney Pride March on Facebook, and http://outeast.org.uk/

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