Progress Pride flag in Hertford Street

Published Monday, 09 August 2021

Coventry City Council is showing its support as the city celebrates Coventry Pride this summer.

Progress pride flag in hertford street
Councillor Patricia Hetherton and Councillor David Welsh on the steps in Hertford Street

The steps in Hertford Street have been decorated in the colours of the Progress Pride Flag and lighting around the city centre will feature rainbow colours as the city shows its support for its LGBTQ+ communities.

Councillor David Welsh, cabinet member for housing and communities, said:“Coventry is a diverse and inclusive city that welcomes all people. Especially now that we’re celebrating being UK City of Culture, it’s fantastic to show our commitment to inclusivity and to celebrating our LGBTQ+ community.”

“There are a number of Coventry Pride events taking place this summer as the city celebrates and having the Progress Pride flag so visible is a small way of showing our support to Coventry Pride.”

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, cabinet member for city services, said: “With the recent art installation in Hertford Street and the Progress Pride flag on the steps too, Hertford Street has never looked more colourful! It’s wonderful to see the city looking great for Pride and we’re very proud to be able to show our support.”

The city celebrated its Pride & Joy event at the weekend at The Assembly Festival Gardens. More information about upcoming events can be found on the Coventry Pride website.

Coventry City Council