Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, took part in an equality climb on 20th May to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHO).
The event, which was organised by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) support organisation Hart Gables, saw a group of local people climbing Roseberry Topping to mark their support for the LGB&T community and for stamping out all forms of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
Mr Coppinger said: “On this beautiful day I am proud to be supporting Hart Gables, who do invaluable work in our community, in demonstrating our local commitment to tackling prejudice in all its forms. We live amidst stunning scenery, which we have all enjoyed today, yet all too often the ugly face of prejudice can blight the lives of people who should be free to live their lives safe from the fear of being targeted because of their sexual orientation, their gender identity, or any other aspect of what makes them individual. We have tackled this climb together today as we will continue to tackle intolerance and prejudice together across our region.”
For more information on the work of Hart Gables visit www.hartgables.org.uk
Posted on Thursday 25th May 2017