13 June 2016

Council stands in solidarity with the people of Orlando

Cllr Warren Morgan, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, has issued a statement on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council:

“Brighton & Hove stands in solidarity with the people of Orlando. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with those who have been affected by this abhorrent attack.

“Our LGBT community is vital to the fabric of this city and we will always stand together with pride against such hatred and violence. I know there will be vigils across the world today including in Brighton & Hove and I hope we can all take a moment to remember and celebrate the diversity that makes our city special.

“Also, I am sure there will be extra vigilance from all the LGBT venues and events in the city in the coming months and we must remember to all work together as a city to continue to challenge and report the language and actions of hate, whoever they are perpetrated against.

“We will be flying the LGBT Pride flag at half-mast this week as a mark of solidarity and remembrance.“