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David Cameron pays tribute to Orlando victims in Pride celebration video

2016-06-26
Yesterday was David Cameron's last Pride as Prime Minister as he announced his resignation shortly after the results of the EU referendun when  the UK voted to leave the European Union. To mark his final Pride, Cameron released a video to show his support for the LGBT community the Daily Mirror reports. The video features Cameron giving a speech in which he addresses the Orlando victims, celebrates Pride and says that the UK is one of the best places in Europe for people in the LGBT community. In the video, posted to his official Twitter account, Cameron state that Pride in London is "normally a time of real celebration", but he says that this year is also a "commemoration" for the victims of the Orlando shooting. "Young people cut down in their prime by senseless, cold-blooded violence. People enjoying a normal Saturday night out, murdered simply because of who they were: because of their sexuality. This was a direct attack on the LGBT community. And it was an attack, once again, on our values and our way of life." "So we stand with the people of Orlando," he adds. "And we send our deepest condolences to the families and friends who are grieving today. As we remember those who were lost, we should also resolve to never allow this attack - this terror attack - to change who we are or how we go about our lives." He said, "Our values - of openness, tolerance, equality and solidarity - that is what makes Britain so special. It is events like Pride that showcase that to the rest of the world. And the theme for this year's Pride in London - #NoFilter - is entirely appropriate." He said, "We've made a lot of progress in tackling discrimination in Britain. The Same-Sex Couples Act, so that people in this country can celebrate their love for one another, regardless of their sexual orientation. One of the strongest legislative frameworks to tackle discrimination. And a zero-tolerance approach to homophobic bullying everywhere." "Now there is, of course, more that needs to be done. Especially on issues such as the availability of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis [PrEP]; mental health in the LGBT community; and on the vital task of working internationally to change laws and attitudes." "Next year, Pride will mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK - a landmark moment for LGBT equality. But there are more laws that need to be passed; more support to be offered and above all, more attitudes to be changed." "Sadly, many people in the LGBT community feel the need to filter their behaviour, or hide who they are. But Pride says to Londoners, Britain and the world: be yourself. Live freely and openly." He ends the video by saying, "Let's not change who we are. Let's not hide who we are. Let's live life with no filter." The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has also shown his support for the LGBT community by urging Lambeth council to protect the Royal Vauxhall Tavern from developers. More stories: Making history: Prince William appears on the cover of Attitude Liam Gallagher slammed for homophobic tweet just days after Orlando shooting