Council support for an LGBT Centre in Reading

Yesterday, Conservative Cllr Tim Harris received unanimous cross-party support for his motion asking that Reading Borough Council assist with a £10,000 grant to enable the establishment of a local Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) support centre.

Cllr Tim Harris said. “As Reading Conservatives we were in no doubt that an LGBT centre would be a real benefit to our town’s residents. To get it endorsed by every single councillor on Reading Borough Council was a pleasant surprise, and as a result we should see the centre up and running shortly.”

Leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Andrew Cumpsty said “For me, supporting and celebrating diversity is a mark of a decent and civilized society and by supporting this initiative, Reading is once again providing support and hope for all folk from the LGBT community.”

Matthew Sephton, who chairs the Conservative Party’s LGBT group, LGBTory commented:

“I’m delighted that this motion, proposed by a Conservative, was passed unanimously and with cross-Party support. Reading Council is an excellent example to other local authorities right across the country.”

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