Scottish First Minister held Pride instead of meeting Trump


Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will be leading Glasgow’s Pride parade and that is why she could not meet the President of the United States Donald Trump who visited Scotland the same day. The First Minster will be leading Glasgow’s parade alongside 200 LGBT people from across Scotland, after being given the honorary title of ‘Grand Marshal,’ and she is the first serving Scottish FM to get such an honor. She said that she was extremely proud of Scotland as one of the most LGBT-progressive European countries, so the Pride is a great opportunity to thank the LGBT Scottish and to celebrate them and their commitment in the country’s life. “As a society we must champion equality and fairness at all times and defend the progress that has been made,” said the FM. Pride Glasgow, which is organizing the parade, praised Sturgeon’s record on leading same-sex marriage in Scotland, and said that she wants to ensure trans equality by reforming the ‘outdated’ Gender Recognition Act.


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