McCaw expresses disappointment at DUP walkout over Pride Flag

Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has said he is “very disappointed” that the DUP group decided to walk out of a council discussion on flying the Rainbow flag for Belfast Pride festival this year. Councillor McCaw said: “Flying a rainbow flag for one day from Council headquarters would be a small yet very significant gesture […]

Rainbow flag flying from City Hall a show of support for LGBTQ+ community, says Long

Flying the rainbow flag from Belfast City Hall would be a strong show of support for the local LGBTQ+ community, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said, after bringing a successful proposal to Belfast City Council calling for it. The flag will fly from the building on August 3, the day of the Belfast Pride parade, […]

Muir welcomes Council decision to back LGBT Awareness Week

Alliance Councillor Andrew Muir has welcomed Ards and North Down Council’s decision To back a request from the Rainbow Project to light up Ards Town Hall for LGBT Awareness Week. A similar Alliance proposal had previously been defeated, but this time around the vote narrowly passed by 19 votes to 18. Andrew said: “I am […]

Young congratulates Newry Pride on UK and Ireland selection

Alliance Newry representative Helena Young has congratulated Newry Pride organisers after they were selected as the venue for the 2019 UK and Ireland Pride Festival and Parade. The announcement was made in Glasgow at the annual UK Pride Organisers Network conference 2018. “This is fantastic news and is a tribute to everyone at Newry Pride, […]

Alliance ‘bitterly disappointed’ as motion for LGBT equality is overturned

Ards and North Down Alliance Councillors Andrew Muir and Gavin Walker have expressed their bitter disappointment after plans to express support for local LGBT people were overturned tonight. Passed at committee earlier this month, the plans would have seen the Council pledge that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are accepted and valued as equal […]

Rainbow Colours to hopefully shine after proposal passed at Council Committee

Ards and North Down Alliance Councillors Andrew Muir and Gavin Walker have welcomed a recent decision by an Ards and North Down Borough Council Committee to back their proposal affirming that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people be accepted and valued as equal citizens with Ards Town Hall to be lit up in Rainbow Colours […]

Nicholl condemns those behind attack on Rainbow Project

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has condemned those behind a burglary at the Rainbow Project offices overnight. A number of laptops were stolen in the attack on the charity, who’s main focus in the health and wellbeing of the LGBT community in Northern Ireland. Councillor Kate Nicholl said: “It is completely unacceptable that any charity or […]