The 5th West Lothian Pride event will be taking place on Saturday 27 July 2019

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West Lothian Pride (@ West Lothian College)

The fifth West Lothian Pride event will be taking place on Saturday 27 July 2019.

The purpose of the event is to provide the people of West Lothian with an opportunity to celebrate and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within our local community.

Come along to our Pride Village at West Lothian College, Livingston to soak up the carnival atmosphere and join us for a fun-filled day of marching, guest speakers and live entertainment.

 

The fifth West Lothian Pride event will be taking place on Saturday 27 July 2019.

Join Us and our compere Mr Fabulous as we deliver the biggest and best West Lothian Pride

#WLPRIDE2019

The event is FREE, but for Health and Safety reasons, all attendees must register their attendance, this allows us to track an approximate number of attendees. Registering your attendance will ensure we can keep you updated with all our plans and have sufficient stewards and first aiders available.

The purpose of the event is to provide the people of West Lothian with an opportunity to celebrate and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within our local community.

Come along to our Pride Village at West Lothian College, Livingston to soak up the carnival atmosphere and join us for a fun filled day of marching, guest speakers, live entertainment and much more.

The pride village will be open from 11.00am, so that you can browse the information stalls and stock up all Pride essentials (flags, whistles, garlands etc) prior to the march.

All participants are encouraged to dress up, bring along their own banners etc, to ensure we have a colourful West Lothian Pride.

Programme of Events

Our compere Mr Fabulous will be on stage from 12:00hrs to get the party started

  • 11:00 Pride Village opens to all with background music and stalls open
  • 12:35 Speeches by Jo Clifford, Stefan Hoggan and Provost of West Lothian Council
  • 12:50 Pre-march safety briefing
  • 12:55 Rendevzous at college main entrance for start of the march
  • 13:00 March commences at the college main entrance and will pass through the town centre
  • 14:00 March arrives back at the college
  • 14:05 Background music from Scene Radio within the entertainment marquee and various stalls open
  • 14:15 The Dignities
  • 14:40 Feels like Thursday
  • 15:05 Miss Tish Ewe – Drag Act
  • 15:30 Neon Seas
  • 15:55 Marie Tee
  • 16:15 Amy Hawthorn
  • 16:45 James Hughes
  • 17:15 Loxie
  • 17:55 Miss Tish Ewe
  • 18:20 Abba-A-Rival
  • 19:20 Event closes
  • 20:30 I Am What I Am Pride After Party (Over 18’s only) – Banqueting Suite, Livingston Football Stadium (ticketed event) – hosted by the sensational Miss Tish Ewe

 

How you can support the West Lothian Pride 

  • Attend the march & event
  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Shop

Find out more at their website, Volunteer, Donate & Shop

WL Pride website

https://www.westlothianpride.org/

WL pride Eventbrite tickets 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-lothian-pride-2019-tickets-62251175943

Unite the Union in West Lothian are fully supporting this event and our Union reps and Equality reps are fully supportive of the LGBTI communities in West Lothian and in the workplace in the council. Unite the Union champions  minority groups at work including LGBTI , BEAM , Women , Disabled and young workers

https://unitetheunion.org/what-we-do/equalities/sectors/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-trans/#

 


Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Trans

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LGBT equality in the workplace continues to be hard fought for.  Many LGBT workers face harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are raising awareness and campaigning for LGBT equality, and encourage LGBT workers to join and become active in our union.

View our national equalities training programmefor reps & members.

Siobhan Endean and Harish Patel, National officers for equalities

128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN, email us
Siobhan Endean, National Officer for Equalities, 020 7611 2635
Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary, transport – equalities – food, 020 7611 2640
Anooshah Farakish, research officer for equalities, 020 7611 2639

Regional Women’s & Equalities Organisers

Scotland – Lorna Glen, 0141 404 5424

2019 PRIDES WHERE UNITE IS INVOLVED

Feb
23rd – Hampshire (Winchester)

April
13th April – Bury

May
4th – Swansea
11th – Exeter
12th – Cheltenham ‘picnic in the park pride’
24th – Grampian

June 
1st – Trans Pride Belfast
15th June – Stoke on Trent
22nd June – Lancaster
22nd – Portsmouth Pride
22nd – Edinburgh
29th – Dublin

July
13th – Worthing Pride
13th – Worksop
13th – Bristol
13th – Bournemouth
13th – Worthington
20th – Trans Pride Brighton
20th – Newcastle
27th – Nottingham
27th – Weston-Super-Mare
28th – Stockport
20th & 21st – Glasgow Mardi Gla

August
3rd – Llanelli Pride
3rd – Belfast
4th – Leeds
10th – Plymouth
10th – Perthshire
10th – Wigan on
24th – Cornwall (Newquay)
24th – Pride Cymru
24th – Southampton
31st – Reading
31st – Leicester
31st – Newry, UK and Ireland Pride 2019

September 
7th – Derby
14th –  Gloucester
28th – Lincoln

 


Unite Zero tolerance Guide 

Click to access zero-tolerance-guide.pdf

 

Equality rep handbook

Click to access union-equality-representatives-handbook-june-2018.pdf

If you are part of the LGBTI community and work in West Lothian and you are interested in becoming an equality rep in your workplace with Unite contact Unite Scotland equalities officer Scotland – Lorna Glen, 0141 404 5424  or if you work in West Lothian Council contact your Unite rep.

If you are not yet a member of Unite can you afford not to to be?

You can join  Unite the Union online : https://join.unitetheunion.org/

Or contact one of the Unite reps  (Details below)

West Lothian Council  Local Unite contacts 

Unite the Union Shop Stewards/ Workplace Reps

Whitehill Service Centre

Senior Steward: Pat Tedford

Mobile:   07787 102 636  E mail :  pat.tedford@unitetheunion.org

Davy Johnstone :E mail : d.johnstone70@talktalk.net

Davy Dowds :E mail : dowdsdavid1@gmail.com

Donald Smail: E mail : donaldiansmail@gmail.com

 

Andy Dowds: E mail : andydowds@live.co.uk

Bobby  Lee : E mail :  Bobby.lee@westlothian.gov.uk

Kirkton Service Centre

 

Unite the Union Workplace Reps

Rab Brown  Unite Convenor: Email  robert.brown@westlothian.gov.uk

Tam Brown Unite Rep: Email: tam.brown@unitewlc.org

Jade Deans Unite Rep: Email:jaderooney91@hotmail.com

Ryan Morcombe: Email  ryan.morcombe@unitewlc.org

Frank O Neil : Email  foneil@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

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