We were very proud to present the ‘Ally of the Year’ award at the glamorous LCR Pride awards held at the Liverpool Hilton on Thursday 26th September 2019. Buckets of Love were available for people to drink at the tables and Danny Beard the host was seriously entertaining.
The deserved winner was DCC Julie Cooke. Julie is not only a local but also a national and international ally for all LGBT+ people, she works tirelessly to progress rights across the board. Julie stood firm when challenged for wearing her rainbow lanyard which was deemed ‘too political’ and encouraged other senior leaders to follow suit, making the statement that love is not political.
We have certainly enjoyed our 1st year as supporters of LCR Pride, working with Andi and his board. We loved hosting the launch of ‘Come as you are’ at LLBBK in April and are looking forward to working with Pride in 2020 and beyond.