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Derry Girls stars send message to Stormont from London Pride

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By Jane Fletcher

Local stars brought a demand for LGBT equality in Northern Ireland to London's Pride parade yesterday.

Derry Girls stars Nicola Coughlan and Bronagh Waugh both journeyed to the UK capital to take part in a colourful day of celebration attended by hundreds of thousands.

But they also had a serious message for politicians about Northern Ireland being out of step when it comes to abortion and LGBT rights.

Wearing a Love Equality NI T-shirt and rainbow wrist garland, Nicola tweeted that she was "pro-choice, not abortion".

Bronagh, wearing the same shirt, said in a message posted yesterday: "Love and solidarity to all our #LondonPride people! We march and celebrate the people that came before, fought for our LGBTQI family's rights and for the people now...still fighting to be treated equal. Love is LOVE!

"Repping @love_equalityni today as we continue the fight for people in Northern Ireland to be able to marry the one they love."

This year's parade was launched by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan who attacked would-be prime minister Boris Johnson for using "homophobic language".

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Mr Khan said he had used "the same sort of language" as homophobes.

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