Stonewall - the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity - launches their #ByYourSide campaign at last weekend's (28-29 May) at Birmingham Pride, with a wealth of celebrity supporters.
Union J's Jaymi Hensley, Fleur East, Tulisa, MNEK, and Katy B were amongst those who showed support for the campaign, which encourages others to stand by the side of all LGBT people both in Britain and internationally.
Further celebrity support across the weekend came from Lawson, Liberty X, Stooshe, and Imani, who posed with the #ByYourSide placard with a room full of their entourage over the weekend.
#ByYourSide also encourages LGBT people to share their stories of people who have stood by their side.
Robbie de Santos, Head of Campaigns, Stonewall said: "We’re thrilled that so many of our celebrity friends want people to know that they stand side by side with the LGBT community. So many lesbian, gay, bi and trans people still face fear, discrimination and abuse in their daily lives, whether at home, at work, at school, in sport, in their place of worship or indeed communities across the world."
"Stonewall stands by the side of every single LGBT person, in Britain and abroad, and our work will not stop until they are all accepted without exception," he continued.
Lawrence Barton, Director, Birmingham Pride said: "I'm totally supportive of and fully endorse Stonewall’s #ByYourSide campaign. The response over the weekend is another demonstration and illustration of Birmingham's progressive and inclusive approach in promoting equality within our own culturally diverse community."
For information on where Stonewall will be visiting this summer, visit stonewall.org.uk/pride.
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