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Join LGBTIs and allies at the national People’s Vote march

Join LGBTIs and allies at the national People’s Vote march

Anti-Brexit protestors hold up the letters EU during a march outside the UK Parliament.

LGBTI people and allies are coming together to join the main, national People’s Vote march in London on Saturday 20 October.

A People’s Vote is the British campaign group calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. It believes a big, visible LGBTI and allies presence will send a strong message.

Why should you come?

Following a letter to the Prime Minister Theresa May signed by 164 LGBTI activists, LGBTIs and allies are now taking to the streets.

LGBTI rights and safety would be at stake, should the British government opt for a no-deal Brexit.

It is not hard to imagine hate crimes and extremist politics increasing after Brexit, putting LGBTI people in danger.

Moreover, there are legitimate concerns about access to HIV medication, PrEP, and any new medical advances across the EU.

These are some of the reasons the vast majority of LGBTI people want a People’s Vote and would like to remain in the EU. Now a YouGov poll revealed 70% of LGBTI people would vote to remain in the European Union, compared to 60% in the first Brexit referendum.

March with LGBTIs for A People’s Vote

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Photo: sasastro/flickr

100,000+ people are expected to take part in the main march, but GSN is calling for LGBTIs to take a stand.

Show your best Pride attire for the march. Rainbow flags, banners, sequins and glitter are also welcome.

The gathering point will be Bomber Command Memorial on Park Lane, London at 11am, at corner of Green Park. The LGBTI walking groups will then join the main People’s Vote March at the junction where Stanhope Street meets Park Lane at 12pm.

The march will arrive at Parliament Square where a People’s Vote prominent supporters will give speeches.

Sign up here and spread the word.

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