Rob Bounds, Co-Chair of LGBT Network for the council, with Hardyal Dhindsa
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa joined police officers and blue light colleagues (Sunday 23 July) in a public demonstration against hate at Chesterfield’s colourful Gay Pride celebration.
The Commissioner was among a host of emergency services and public sector representatives to attend the Queens Park event including Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Derbyshire Constabulary and Derbyshire County Council.
The annual event, which celebrates diversity and highlights the fight for equality for the Lesbian, Bisexual Gay and Transgender (LBGT) community, and saw a host of performances throughout the day.
Mr Dhindsa joined Force colleagues to promote the work taking place to fight hate crime and invite people to take part in his Hate Crime Survey.
“Diversity is at the heart of Derbyshire and I’m proud of how well our communities embrace difference and treasure values of respect and tolerance,” said Mr Dhindsa.
“I’m thrilled to be invited to join the Pride celebration and it is an honour to stand alongside thousands of members of the LGBT community and our emergency services colleagues to promote a powerful, united message of love and acceptance.
“There is no place for hate in our society and events like Pride are a perfect symbol of the support and commitment that exists in Derbyshire to banish discrimination and create an environment where people can truly be themselves. “
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Posted on Thursday 27th July 2017