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London Pride 2017: Brent and Harrow unite to say 'love happens here'

Residents are encouraged to join in and celebrate the LGBT community on Saturday (July 8)

Brent and Harrow councils have come together to take part in London's annual biggest LBGT pride festival.

"Love Happens Here" is Pride in London's theme this year as the two councils have urged people to pick up a rainbow flag and march in "solidarity" on Saturday (July 8).

Councillor Margaret McLennan, deputy leader and chair of the equalities committee in Brent, said: “Here in Brent we are proud to be one of the most diverse boroughs in the UK and we have a long history of supporting and celebrating our LGBT community.

"I really would encourage residents to join us in a celebration of tolerance and hope in our great city.”

Councillor Varsha Parmar, portfolio holder for equality and wellbeing in Harrow, said: “Let’s all get behind the LGBT community and join in on the PRIDE festivities.

"Pride is a wonderful celebration of diversity that reminds us all to appreciate each other's differences and be proud of who we are today.

"It’s fantastic that we’re marching with our neighbours Brent, we’re all incredibly excited and hope residents celebrate with us.

"It really is a special day."

To take part in the Brent and Harrow Pride in London parade, click here to reserve your place or email equality@brent.gov.uk .

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