The gay community have joined forces with Stuart Andrew, MP for
Pudsey, to make Leeds City Council consider the proposal, which
would be a first for the area.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, they want to designate
Lower Briggate, Bridge End and The Calls as the main home of the
Businesses would be invited to 'opt-in' to the scheme that is
being led by local entrepreneur Terry George.
Chair of the committee, Sarah Carmody, says the move would boost
She said: "We thought if they can do it, we can do it, which is
why we set up the community. Liverpool spurred us on. We want to
say that we are here and Leeds is a very, very welcoming city."
"Everyone is welcome to our scene regardless of sexuality but we
would like, as in Liverpool, to have our area recognised. We feel
that it will benefit not only businesses in the area but also Leeds
as a whole."
Manchester, Liverpool and London are well known for their gay