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Canterbury passes the pink test as costly investigation finds the city is gay enough


By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 11:49 PM on 24th June 2009



Enlarge article-0-05783027000005DC-694_233x423.jpg Sufficiently gay: Canterbury council officers proved to the Local Government Ombudsman that the city was inclusive



It took a two-month investigation costing thousands of pounds, but finally Canterbury has been deemed gay enough.


The city was found to sufficiently promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture.


The investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman was prompted by a complaint from a local gay group.


Council officers had to build a case for 'inclusiveness', providing the ombudsman with 'details of plays and musicals of interest to the LGBT community'.


It had to show it had 'put forward suggestions for small events that it might help fund, as well as proposals for other events such as exhibitions'.


Rob Davies, spokesman for the council, said: 'Obviously we're delighted with the outcome of the investigation.


'We feel we do a great deal for the gay community in Canterbury and we have always tried to support various gay events and promotions.'


The complaint was made earlier this year by two representatives of Pride in Canterbury.


Its chairman Andrew Brettell said he believed the council 'didn't want to know' about the gay community and thought they would turn Canterbury into 'Sodom and Gomorrah'.


The ombudsman found that the council had 'no statutory duty' to promote LGBT culture but had given them funding and support.

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Well this is a relief.


Now I'm just waiting for the results from Tehran. I don't know if you guys have noticed lately, but I've had a team of protesters working round the clock there to make that place more gay-friendly, but there's still some resistance.

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