Crowd sounds off in Sheffield protest against homphobia

Feel the noise: Coun Julie Dore addresses the crowd in the Peace Gardens.  PICTURE: DEAN ATKINS

Feel the noise: Coun Julie Dore addresses the crowd in the Peace Gardens. PICTURE: DEAN ATKINS

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WHISTLES, cheers and whooping created a deafening wave of sound in the centre of Sheffield as the city took a stand against homophobia.

A 100-strong crowd gathered in the Peace Gardens to show their support for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Speakers took to the microphone to highlight the city’s zero tolerance stand on hate crime and support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Impassioned speeches were delivered before one minute of ‘noise’, which encouraged people to be loud as possible for 60 seconds.

Coun Julie Dore, Sheffield Council leader, said: “We want to be a city that is accepting, free from prejudice and a fair place.”

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