Flying The Flag For Soho

By Rob Last edited 148 months ago
Flying The Flag For Soho
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We reported on the row over 'rainbow flags in Soho earlier this year, and then everything went quiet.

It's not surprising really as, for some reason, these issues very rarely get taken up by the mainstream press (for example: today's Standard has London's smallest flat, but hasn't featured the flag story at all in the past week).

Now that Ken has joined the fray maybe the papers may sit up and take notice...but we're not holding our breath.

Last year, Westminster Council removed an "unauthorized rainbow flag and flagpole" at the Admiral Duncan and now the row has been reignited because an application to fly a flag by the Prowler Store in Brewer Street was rejected last week.

Here's what Ken had to say:

Westminster's decision to reject the application by a gay store to display a rainbow flag shows that its planning committee is completely out of touch with the needs of 21st century London. First they insult the millions of Londoners who opposed apartheid, by blocking the application for a statue of Nelson Mandela in Trafalgar Square, now they insult lesbian and gay Londoners by banning rainbow flags from buildings in their borough...The sooner this decision is overturned the better.

We'll let you know what happens.

Last Updated 24 May 2005