Saturday , 19 August 2017

Glasgow rail stations go rainbow to welcome Pride

Glasgow Queen Street
Glasgow Queen Street

Ahead of Pride Glasgow, the city’s two main rail stations, Glasgow Central and Queen Street, are welcoming visitors with rainbow banners and flags.

Glasgow Central
Glasgow Central

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:

 

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.

About Dan Littauer

Dan Littauer is a journalist who specializes in LGBTI current affairs, travel writing, feature writing and investigative journalism. He is a correspondent for LGBTQ Nation, ManAboutWorld, and previously worked for Gay Star News, PinkNews, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Gay Middle East, Lonely Planet as well as contributing occasionally to the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN and The Guardian. He also had an extensive career outside journalism, which included teaching psychoanalysis and social science, and consultancy work for the travel market. When he is not busy writing, he can be spotted rambling around the stunning Scottish landscape, where he lives, spending time at home with his cat.

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