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Eurostar Group the spine of sustainable journey in Europe, has put in a three-metre construction depicting the Progress Pleasure flag to welcome almost 50,000 prospects from the Continent to London this weekend (29 June – 1st July 2023) through the London Pleasure celebrations. The flag fabricated from 200 flowers additionally marks Eurostar’s partnership with The Nationwide Railway Museum to file and protect LGBTQ+ historical past in rail.
Eurostar has range in its DNA. As a world prepare operator, Eurostar connects international locations and cultures, serving to its passengers’ cross borders in a single journey. To have fun those that determine as LGBTQ+ and throughout the rail trade and educate all, The Nationwide Railway Museum has partnered with Eurostar to assist file intergenerational interviews from the LGBTQ+ group. That is a part of the museums lately funded Folks, Pleasure & Progress undertaking to protect LGBTQ+ rail tales for future generations.
Ashlynn Welburn, Archivist for The Nationwide Railway Museum says: “Our lately funded undertaking made doable because of the Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund, will create as much as 70 oral historical past interviews with folks from the rail trade, together with from Eurostar. We plan to doc the experiences of LGBTQ+ folks, together with Eurostar staff, and so fill a niche in our understanding of the rail trade earlier than it’s misplaced. We’re excited that so many individuals can be travelling to London Pleasure by rail this yr, utilizing a community that has enabled LGBTQ+ people’ entry to a wider group.”
Gwendoline Cazenave, Eurostar Group CEO says: “Eurostar Group connects prospects to Prides throughout Europe. Our enterprise displays our cities with its various cultures and communities. We’re very proud to be supporting the Nationwide Railway Museum’s undertaking in preserving the rail trade’s LGBTQ+ historical past for future generations.”
Prospects can take photos of themselves with the floral Pleasure flag that can be on Eurostar’s platform in St Pancras throughout London Pleasure weekend.