Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, sent a strong message of support to participants of Pride Glasgow and of inclusive education.
In a video message posted on twitter, she said: “I want to take this opportunity to wish Pride Glasgow every success for the event this weekend. Events like Pride are so important because they allow all of us to celebrate LGBTI equality. But also because they allow all of us to stand shoulder to shoulder with the LGBTI community and challenge discrimination and prejudice wherever it still exists.
“I am delighted that the Pride Flag will fly over Scottish government buildings to mark this event, and I wish everyone taking part, all the success in the world.
“I know the theme of this year’s event is inclusive education. And that for the Scottish government is so important, making sure that education is a place where we challenge discrimination, and allow everyone to flourish.
“And that, I think, is a fitting theme for this year’s pride event.”
Thousands are expected to participate in today’s Pride Glasgow march and events with its emphasis on inclusive education this year.
The rainbow flag is flying over Scottish Government buildings this weekend to mark events in Glasgow.
Pride events in Glasgow are held by both Pride Glasgow and Free Pride with the pride march starting at noon.
Pride Glasgow will be holding events in Glasgow Green, while Free Pride will be hosting events in Glasgow’s Art School, throughout the weekend.
Watch the speech by Nicola Sturgeon here:
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) August 20, 2016