Statement from Pride London regarding changes to WorldPride | So So Gay magazineSo So Gay

A number of statements were issued today by Pride London regarding changes to this weekends WorldPride event. The first, below, confirms that the chairman of the event, Dr Patrick Williams, has resigned.

Pride London is today announcing that long-standing board member Tony Hughes has taken over as Interim Chair of the charity. The appointment follows the resignation of Dr Patrick Williams but will not affect this weekend’s World Pride celebrations.

Dr Williams resigned from his position following criticism of the Board’s handing of World Pride 2012. The rest of the Board remains unchanged and committed to delivering an event London can be Proud of. As previously confirmed this will be a scaled-down event from the original plans.

Below, in full, is a statement from the Uwern Jong, Director of Communications at Pride London regarding changes to the event.

In the interest of transparency and addressing the varying stories, Pride London are keen to provide some much needed detail to the changes made to the WorldPride 2012 event.

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