Ahead of Pride Glasgow, the city’s two main rail stations, Glasgow Central and Queen Street, are welcoming visitors with rainbow banners and flags.
Rainbow banners and flags are on display at some of our busiest stations this week, including Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central, to show that the rail industry is committed to being inclusive and welcomes individuality.
The initiative, by ScotRail and Network Rail Scotland, includes two huge rainbow flag at both station sport the message “Welcome To Pride”, while another: “Proud to be supporting Glasgow Pride.”
Other banner-posters also are placed around the stations welcoming the rail station goes to Pride Glasgow.
In a tweet, ScotRail, tweeted one of them, stating:
We’re flying rainbow banners at Glasgow Central, Queen Street & Edinburgh Waverley all week to support Pride Glasgow. pic.twitter.com/Hs41wXKNH3
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) August 20, 2015
A spokesperson for the ScotRail Alliance told KaleidoScot: “We are proud to support Pride Glasgow – Scotland’s largest LGBTI festival.
“Some of our staff will join the colourful parade as it weaves its way through the city centre on Saturday, raising awareness of sexual equality in Scotland.”
Speaking with KaleidoScot, David Sinclair of Pride Glasgow said: “It’s fantastic that Scotail and Network Rail are getting involved, showing their customers and staff that they are supporting the LGBTI community.
“Pride Glasgow is proud to work with them.”
Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest celebration of LGBTI equality, will take place this weekend (August 22nd and 23rd) at Glasgow Green with performances from Texas, Union J, Heather Peace, Katrina (ex the Waves), Rozalla, GBX and many more.
The Annual Pride Parade, which this year focuses on raising awareness of Transgender rights, will take place on Saturday with participants assembling on Glasgow Green at 12.15pm.
The parade will begin at 1pm and the route will encompass the city centre before returning to Glasgow Green with floats and walking groups from a variety of organisations and businesses.