We’re showing our true colours for Pride!
St Johns Beacon is proudly one of more than 50 Liverpool landmarks lighting up in the colours of the LGBT+ flags as part of a region-wide Come Out of The Shadows campaign.
For the third year running, iconic buildings are being adorned in rainbow shades to raise awareness of LGBT+ hate crimes and showcase Liverpool as an LGBT+ friendly city.
We are thrilled that the Beacon is one of them, shining brightly on the city’s world-famous skyline in the run-up to and during this year’s Liverpool Pride Festival on the weekend of July 28-29.
Come out the Shadows is lighting the buildings in both rainbow and international trans colours – pink, blue and white – to show solidarity and a united community, and to help get across the message that discrimination is unacceptable.
The Beacon is in great colourful company, taking part in the campaign alongside St George’s Hall, Liverpool Central Library, FACT, Liverpool FC, the Royal Court, Everyman and Playhouse Theatres and the historic St Bride’s Church in the Georgian Quarter.
Centre manager Neil Ashcroft said St Johns Beacon was delighted to be amongst the buildings lit up to celebrate equality and diversity.
He said: “We support and celebrate the full diversity of the Liverpool community and we like to play our part where we can. The Beacon is such an iconic building, and one of the most widely visible, so we felt strongly that we wanted to be a major contributor to the Pride campaign.”
St Johns Beacon will stay lit up in rainbow colours from now until August 2.