Raymmond Berry Resign after being out’ed as a member of the English Defence League.
heres the full statement
“The team here at East End Gay Pride would like to announce that they have accepted the resignation of Raymond Berry from the EEGP team.
It has come to light that Raymond has previously had dealings with the English Defence League, however he has assured us that he is no longer any part of the EDL group. He also stated that he has previously attended march’s organised by the EDL and UAF, however he found both organisations too extreme for his beliefs. None of this information was previously disclosed to the rest of the East End Gay Pride team, until it came to light late yesterday evening.
The remaining members of the East End Gay Pride would like to state for the record that we do not support or condone anything that the EDL stand for.
The team here at East End Gay Pride are going to carry on with organising East End Gay Pride without Raymond and working with the community to try and end ALL homophobia and prejudice within our community. We are all working with our supporting organisations, including Pride London, to make this event as inclusive and pro-active in combating hate crime of any form.
We would like to draw a line under this and work towards making East End Gay Pride a safe, fun and positive march.
Mark Bourne, David Byatt, Caroline Todd, Alan Jones.
The East End Gay Pride Team.”