HEXHAM Town Council showed its support for LGBTQ issues on Saturday, July 16 at the second annual Pride Park Run.

Hexham Town Council was proud to show support for Pride on Saturday morning at Tyne Green.

Councillor Suzanne Fairless-Aitken, dressed in full rainbow tutu, said: "I am pleased to be able to support such a fun event to highlight LGBTQ issues."

Hexham Courant: Councillors Lee Willscroft-Ferris and Suzanne Fairless-Aitken at the Park RunCouncillors Lee Willscroft-Ferris and Suzanne Fairless-Aitken at the Park Run

"Everything is so much more visible now, as it should be, even compared to the 1990's when some of my close friends were frightened to come out.

"Times are changing for the better and that stigma has gone. The fab team at Tyne Green Park Run do an amazing job each week and make it a relaxed, supportive event.

"I've been helping them with set up costs for a Junior Park Run to hopefully start in October," she said.

Coun. Lee Willscroft-Ferris said: "The Pride Park Run was a great opportunity for Hexham's LGBT residents and allies to come together and celebrate our town's diversity while also keeping fit and having fun.

"The Town Council is committed to making Hexham the best possible place to live, work, love and play for everyone. Watch this space for Hexham Pride," he added.