Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond paid a visit to Pride House Glasgow today and expressed solidarity with LGBTQ people in sport and throughout the Commonwealth. The First Minister noted that that Pride House is sending a message of inclusivity and acceptance, and that along the support it received from the government, the flying of the Rainbow flag over St. Andrew’s House and the “Glasgow kiss”, couldn’t send a more clear and strong message and commitment to the cause to the world. Alex Salmond made this statement on Friday, after viewing the LGBTI People of the Commonwealth highlighting the discrimination and hardship LGBTI people face in 42 of 53 member states.
He also made a point of meeting and socializing with LGBTI families in Pride House’s family zone, expressing his support of diversity, LEAP Sports Scotland and Rainbow Families.
The First Minister also praised the activity and events of Pride House Glasgow and congratulated in particular the work the Chair of LEAP Sport Scotland, Hugh Torrance and its Public Relations officer, Katherine Burrows.
Read more about the First Minister’s visit to Pride House Glasgow on KaleidoScot or click below to watch the interview on YouTube.