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We will be joining the party at Hull Pride this weekend

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We’ll have our whistles, flags and rainbow epaulets at the ready on Saturday at Hull station to join the inaugural UK Pride event and we can’t wait!
 
Pride in Hull will deliver a spectacular day of events, starting with the annual parade from Hull College to Queen’s Gardens. The parade will be topped off by a musical journey through the decades with an exciting Queen’s Gardens concert headlined by Marc Almond, who will be bringing his special brand of musical magic to what is expected to be the liveliest and most colourful Pride festivities the city has ever seen.

We will be there at the station to welcome revellers to the 2017 Capital of Culture and point them in the right direction to where all the action will be throughout the weekend.

Our officers and staff will also be promoting our #WeStandTogether campaign, aimed at eradicating hate crime from the rail network.

The campaign’s message is that everyone has the right to travel on the rail network without fear of intimidation, abuse or violence or the fear of being targeted because of who they are or who others perceive them to be.

Chief Inspector Lorna McEwan said: “This year Hull is hosting the first UK Pride and it promises to be spectacular and amazing and we’re proud to be a part of it. 

“Hull is well known for its warm welcome and we’ll be on hand at the station and at the event itself to help everyone celebrate. If you spot us at the station or around the city please stop and say hello, grab yourself a selfie and pick up one of our hate crime information cards

“If you do experience or witness hate crime we are here for you, please report it to us by texting 61016, calling us on 0800 40 50 40 or by speaking to an officer and we will do something about it.
“No one should have to tolerate abuse or violence or be made to feel intimidated because of who they are – we simply won’t stand for it. It’s not a crime to be different but it is a crime to abuse or intimidate someone because of who they are. Be proud of your uniqueness.

“You are our priority and we want you all to have an amazing time this weekend.”
 

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