Foyle Pride in the running for major national diversity award

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 02:39 -- Editor

Foyle  Pride have been shortlisted for the community organisation at the National Diversity Awards 2015.

Charities and role models from across the UK will gather at the breathtaking Anglican Cathedral for the awards on September 18th.

Over 20,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.

The Foyle Pride Festival is a successful community festival which celebrates the LGBT community and promotes diversity and equality in Northern Ireland.  Running from 24th-30th August inclusive the centrepiece of the festival is the Foyle Pride parade which has grown in stature and attendance year on year.  A colourful celebration, it forms an integral part of the cultural programme of our city and last year had over 9,000 people participating and supporting the parade.

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry said: "The diversity awards are continuing to have a positive impact across the whole of the UK. The awards ceremony has grown. and with it so has the vast array of unsung diversity heroes being recognised nationwide. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the nominees the best of luck. You are all winners."

A Foyle Pride spokesperson for the Festival said they were delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. and to have been acknowledged in this way. Foyle Pride is proud of it’s roots and continues to work with the LGBT community to make a difference in the north of Ireland.