I am reminded by one of my contributors that Thanet Council have come out once again and offered sponsorship, for second Thanet Pride event, well I for one am over the moon to see any promotion of Margate or Thanet.
Having checked out the Thanet Pride website, I have to be honest and admit I don't know an awful lot about what its all in aid of. Still its about time we took a pride in Thanet and the forgotten majority of Thanet residents working tirelessly to pay taxes to fund local services or else filling their time completing benefit forms to provide work for local bureaucrats. No doubt most Thanet residents will be ecstatic at the thought that the council will be dipping into their corporate pockets to promote Pride in the Isle, along with various businesses and local quangos.
I understand this won't just be one of those exclusive stuffy affairs for us down market socially and economically deprived Thanetonians; diversity, tolerance and understanding will be the main focus of the funday, and according to the organisers this will encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual, transvestites etc I'm not sure why this is so since surely we all share similar values etc.
Anyway for more details, click here. Looks like there will be a fair bit of entertainment, stalls, funfair and all that stuff etc and its free. Perhaps this could be offered as a day trip for those attending the Lambeth conference in Canterbury.