Dawn with LGBT Labour on the Parade
Dawn Butler MP, Member of Parliament for Brent Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, has been recognised in the 2019 Pride Power List, announced annually at the start of London Pride, for her vocal and highly visible support of LGBTQI rights and the community. Other Allies included on the list were the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, actor and presenter, Denise Welch, and broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Vine. The Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt, polled top in what will be her final year at the organisation. After attending the launch of the Pride List Dawn joined the Mayor of London and Diva Magazine at the front of the Pride in London parade to greet revellers. Dawn also met LGBT Labour members on the parade and The Football Association, who were marching on their very first Pride. Later in the day Dawn joined Saara Aalto, finalist of this year’s Dancing on Ice and singer of the official 2019 Pride in London song “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching”, along with members of Mermaids UK, a group which supports gender diverse and transgender children and young people.
“I am honoured to have been recognised as one this year’s Allies on the Pride Power List 2019. Pride in London is such a wonderful day to celebrate love and equality and am privileged to take part in the celebrations on the parade and on stage at Trafalgar Square. This year was London Pride’s 50th anniversary, it is amazing to see so many people in London out and celebrating together in such colour and I was so very happy to join the FA marching on their very first Pride march too. In my role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities I have been committed to advancing the rights of the LGBT+ community and will continue to be the best ally I can be. “
Mental Health Awareness Week
This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week. 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year. This year’s theme is Body Image. We should not simply tolerate our differences, but embrace them. #EndTheStigma Mental Health Foundation - Mind - Labour Campaign for Mental HealthPosted by Dawn Butler on Wednesday, May 15, 2019