Paddy Smyth shares thoughtful message ahead of Pride celebrations

Paddy Smyth

Activist Paddy Smyth has taken to social media to share a thoughtful message ahead of this weekend’s Pride celebrations.

As always, Paddy is proud to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community.

However, the BBC creator resident still believes that now more than ever, people need Pride.

Taking to Instagram, Paddy wrote: “With hate crime and uncertainty on the rise you can really see an undercurrent of regression happening.


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“Which is scary and so sad to see,” he added.

“I love this country and I’ve been blessed to have a support network around me that backs me and allows me to be who I am without fear or judgment.

“Thank you to them,” he continued.

“Don’t we all deserve love? Don’t we all serve to feel safe and be ourselves?”

Pic: Instagram/Paddy Smyth

Before concluding his post, Paddy shared a reminder to his followers of what Pride is all about.

“Remember Pride is a celebration of uniqueness but it is also a protest to stand up for  what’s right.”

“Stand with us! Happy Pride. Be safe.”

Well said Paddy!

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