Union joins LGBT 2017 march

Nautilus members and officials at Pride in London

Nautilus members wanting to join the Union on the LGBT Pride parade in London on Saturday 8 July can still apply to enter the annual event. 

Nautilus strategic organiser Danny McGowan said the Union is taking part in the event for the second year in a row, building on the motion on equality and diversity tabled by members of the Young Maritime Professionals Forum at the 2015 General Meeting.

‘The motion on the topic of equality and diversity originated from members who regularly attend the Young Maritime Professionals forum, so this will be a great opportunity for volunteers to continue to show their support,’ he said. ‘Those seafarers attending who are permitted to wear their Merchant Navy uniform are encouraged to do so, to show others that a seafaring career is open to everybody.’

The meeting time and point for members will be confirmed closer to the time by the organisers of the event.

Mr McGowan said that security at the event means members will have to apply for wristbands from the Union, in order to be able to enter the parade from its start point at Portland Place. The Union still has a limited number of wristbands to distribute, so interested members should register no later than Wednesday 5 July, by emailing: [email protected]

Thursday, June 15, 2017