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MP Diana Johnson - Q&A

We caught up with Diana Johnson - Labour MP for Hull North - ahead of this years Pride festival...

1) What does Hull Pride bring to Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire?

It's great that people in our area in the LGBT community, and many others, can come together to celebrate freedom, progress and diversity. It also brings business to an area that urgently needs it.

2) Why is it important to continue to fight for LGBT rights?

Although progress has been made, including this week's law on same sex marriage, there is still prejudice and bigotry in our society and around the World that has to be fought if we are to keep these gains. There are still campaigns to be waged, such as on Gay Conversion Therapy.

3) What are you most looking forward to from this year's Hull Pride?

It's a good opportunity to celebrate progress that's been made on issues such as Equal Marriage and prepare for the work to come.

4) What would you say to encourage people to come and visit the area for Hull Pride weekend?

Come and enjoy Hull Pride and all the other attractions of Hull - a city in the running for City of Culture - and bring friends!

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