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Pimp My Pride? Neigh-bother for First Bus Glasgow

Glasgow’s first ‘Pride Bus’ was introduced to the city today (1st June), to officially mark the start of Pride Month and the beginning of a year-long partnership between leading transport operator First Bus and Glasgow’s Pride.

Kicking off an array of Pride Month celebrations, Scottish singer-songwriter and 'Queen of Pride' Horse McDonald appeared at the official launch of Glasgow Pride, hosted in George Square. The event unveiled Horse as the headline act for this year's Mardi Gla and announced the partnership between First Bus and Glasgow Pride, highlighting the bus operator's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

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The double-decker bus, adorned with a design that represents the colours of the LGBTQ+ progress flag and the words ‘Love Wins’, is now in service and will remain a permanent fixture for Glasgow, highlighting First Bus’s continuous celebration and support of LGBTQ+ communities.

A further four buses are set to take to the streets in the coming months which will see Glasgow hold the record for the world’s largest pride fleet.

Glasgow Pride Bus - Horse Macdonald Driver

On the partnership, David Christian, Head of HR at First Bus Scotland, said: “Our new fleet of buses have been designed to both celebrate and show our support for the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re proud to launch such a beautiful, visual demonstration of this to both our workforce, our customers and the communities that we serve. We’re excited to be marking the start of our partnership with Glasgow’s Pride and are confident that, working together, we can achieve an even more diverse and inclusive business.”

Euan McLeod, Executive Director of LGBT+ Cooperative, said: “It’s brilliant to secure this long-term partnership with First Bus because Pride, to us, is never just about one month. We can’t wait to see the full fleet of ‘Love Wins’ buses servicing Glasgow all year round, and we look forward to bringing our wealth of experience to our work with First Bus as we collaborate on their long-term commitments to raise visibility of, and support to, the LGBTQ+ community.