Scotland’s Leader Heads Glasgow Pride Parade, Where She’d Rather Be “No Matter Who Else” Is Here Today

Scotland’s Daily Record reports:

Nicola Sturgeon says leading thousands of marchers at Scotland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) pride event was a “real honour.” Wearing a t-shirt with a rainbow coloured “choose love” logo, the First Minister headed up Glasgow Pride as it left Clyde Place, alongside Suki Wan, chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament. Ms Sturgeon was named honorary grand marshal for the event in recognition of her long-standing support for LGBTI equality.

“Last year I became the first serving head of government in the UK to address a pride rally so when I got the invitation to lead the march this year I was very keen to do it. Pride marches are all about celebrating and affirming values that I think are important to many people across the country. Values like tolerance and respect and diversity and love and I think it’s an appropriate thing for me as First Minister to be part of today and I’m proud to so.”