Police commissioner and deputy hold hands to support gay rights at Sochi Winter Olympics

This Is Lancashire: Police commissioner Tony Lloyd (right) holds hands with his deputy, Jim Battle, to support gay rights Police commissioner Tony Lloyd (right) holds hands with his deputy, Jim Battle, to support gay rights

BOLTON’S Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has been photographed holding hands with his male deputy to support gay athletes taking part in the Winter Olympics.

Mr Lloyd and deputy Jim Battle took part in the Same Sex Hand Holding Initiative (#SSHHI), a campaign launched by global gay rights coalition Pride House International.

He said: “It’s such a simple message which I hope demonstrates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people participating in the Sochi Games — and all LGBT people across Russia — that we stand shoulder to shoulder with them.”

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1:40pm Mon 10 Feb 14

LordLeverhulme says...

Marvellous !
And who said Police Commissioners were a waste of money??
Marvellous ! And who said Police Commissioners were a waste of money?? LordLeverhulme

3:06pm Mon 10 Feb 14

heaton watcher says...

Well done Tony - setting a great example!
Well done Tony - setting a great example! heaton watcher

3:10pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Jerry cruncher says...

How absurd can these people get? If my taxes weren't being used to pay these two parasites it might of been funny
How absurd can these people get? If my taxes weren't being used to pay these two parasites it might of been funny Jerry cruncher

3:19pm Mon 10 Feb 14

whitehorselawyer says...

god bless these two have always probably had a soft spot for one another crime cant crack it self ..
god bless these two have always probably had a soft spot for one another crime cant crack it self .. whitehorselawyer

3:49pm Mon 10 Feb 14

I, Ludicrous says...

That's them two on Vlad's list!
That's them two on Vlad's list! I, Ludicrous

7:46pm Mon 10 Feb 14

wsw69 says...

Parasites, spongers as well as haven't an effing clue.

Arrogant hanger on and full of his self importance - get shut of this t00l NOW!!!
Parasites, spongers as well as haven't an effing clue. Arrogant hanger on and full of his self importance - get shut of this t00l NOW!!! wsw69

10:07pm Mon 10 Feb 14

longballs r us says...

They'll do anything to be liked!
They'll do anything to be liked! longballs r us

7:40am Tue 11 Feb 14

steveG says...

So that's what gay people do?
So that's what gay people do? steveG

11:04am Tue 11 Feb 14

Phil from Smithills says...

Whilst Bolton loses its Chief Superintendent, the Police Commissioner has gained an assistant.

The lunatics are definitely running the asylum..
Whilst Bolton loses its Chief Superintendent, the Police Commissioner has gained an assistant. The lunatics are definitely running the asylum.. Phil from Smithills

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