Supermarket giant Tesco have refuted claims it has u-turned on
promises to help support London's World Pride 2012.
It comes after The Christian Institute - who said the store's
financial grant to London Pride was inappropriate - said they'd
successfully lobbied the chain to re-think their involvement.
However, as reported in The Guardian, Tesco said the campaign
had no impact whatsoever.
"Tesco supports a wide range of good causes and charities and is
committed to tolerance and diversity," said a spokesman. "We
strongly support our colleagues in Out at Tesco and will go on
doing so beyond Pride 2012."
One of the organisers, Sharan Chaggar, told The Guardian they
were grateful to the supermarket for its ongoing support.
"We're excited to be offering the Tesco family area for the
second time at WorldPride 2012. We haven't yet begun to look at
funding beyond 2012."
Tesco, which is the third-largest retailer in the world, is
pledging a significant sum and has also offered to run a family
area at the Pride event.