A full investigation into a convicted sexual offender chairing Swindon/Wiltshire Gay Pride

A full investigation into a convicted sexual offender chairing Swindon/Wiltshire Gay Pride

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Hello All,

We are calling for a full, independent public investigation into Swindon & Wiltshire Gay Pride in England.

Why?

Because in 2017 they hired a convicted child sex offender into the top job of Chairman of Swindon & Wiltshire Gay Pride.

His name is Lee Clarke.

He was also made Entertainments manager... a job which has always contacted schools and young people inviting them to perform at Pride.

Swindon & Wiltshire Gay Pride have confirmed in writing that they did not DBS check this convicted child sex offender which is incredibly irresponsible and endangers young & vulnerable people in the LGBTQ community.

This MUST be investigated.

Lee Clarke is no longer a part of Swindon & Wiltshire Pride however those who hired him without a DBS check are still on the committee.

To this date there has been no investigation or explanation into this huge failure of safeguarding.

Swindon & Wiltshire Pride have refused to provide their safeguarding policies so they can be held to account.

We MUST act!

Having a Child Sex Offender as the face of an LGBTQ event goes against everything Pride stands for and stains the good work of other prides across the country.

An investigation is needed.

For Pride ❤️