New Longton community turns out to support Post Office couple who received homophobic abuse

Posted on - 29th June, 2022 - 9:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Longton & New Longton, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
New Longton Post Office Pride Rally
A large crowd gathered to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community Pic: Sarah

New Longton residents turned out in force to support a couple who run the local Post Office, after they were subjected to homophobic abuse.


The couple, Nathan Jones and Daniel Cooper, received hate mail after flying a Pride flag outside their shop in Station Road.

Read more: Solidarity event for New Longton Post Office which flew Pride flag to be held

Despite the rain, a huge crowd gathered with Pride paraphernalia yesterday (Tuesday 28 June), to show the community that ‘Love is Love’.

Pride Rally at New Longton Post Office
Rainbow colours were proudly displayed by the supporters Pic: Sarah

A message from Nathan and Dan posted on the New Longton and Whitestake community Facebook page said they had found the support ‘overwhelming’.

Attendee Russell Hesketh posted: “A wonderful show of solidarity and support for the guys at the New Longton Post Office. It was such a great positive happy atmosphere. The perfect antidote to homophobic hate crime. Love wins over hate.”

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