Last week, the fantastic Barnsley LGBT Forum launched the 'Pride over Prejudice' festival, which celebrates 50 years since the
decriminalisation of homosexuality.
It will be the biggest ever LGBT festival in Barnsley and marks the anniversary of one of the most important social reforms in British history.
I am proud to support equal rights for the LGBT community. That's why I voted for equal marriage when I was first elected to Parliament, enabling two people that love each other to make a legally binding commitment to one another and have equality under the law.
As a community here in Barnsley, it is also important that we celebrate our diversity and it is why I am keen to support the family-friendly POP festival. Across the month of February, events will be taking place across Barnsley that give us an opportunity to take part in a programme that has something for everyone - from talks, film screening, exhibitions, live performances, community-art projects and much more.
The festival culminates in the POP Goes the Festival event, which will take place at Elsecar Heritage Centre on 25th February and will bring together all parts of our town in celebration of the rights that have been hard fought for and hard won by members of the LGBT community.
Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-goes-the-festival-tickets-31150683533