Shell become sponsor of Aberdeen's first LGBT Pride
Nov 14, 2018
Aberdeen marks first Gampian Pride as thousands line streets to celebrate with Shell sponsorship.
Thousands of members of the public gathered to join the celebration of diversity and inclusion on a scorching day in the North-East. The day was filled with positivity, and fun. Grampian Pride aims to bring the local and wider community together. Welcoming everyone from the North East of Scotland, the rest of the UK, and international communities. The event aims to provide a safe space for all LGBT+ individuals and their straight allies.
The Shell team set of on the ‘march’ at 10:30 with a Diverse team of volunteers, supported by two Senior leaders; Tony McKenna and Andrew Brocklebank. The atmosphere was energetic, and Union Street was packed with supporting on lookers from side to side. There was an abundance of colour and music, adding to the spirit of the day.
Deejay Bullock, one of the event’s organisers, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day – even the weather came out for us. “It was just amazing. The parade was fantastic – there were about 2,000 people there. “Everyone joined in and made it the most special day. The city was buzzing.”
Shell LGBT Network Co-Chair Alec Matthew, said: "I want you all to know that without the support of companies like Shell, not just in sponsoring the event but also allowing me to be on the organising committee and allowing me the time to help organise Grampian Pride it would not be possible. You all need to know this and feel proud that the company you work for was instrumental in making Grampian Pride happen, not just the parade.”